Chinese Cinnamon Twig Tea for Your Summer Cold


But people don’t get summer colds! Right?
Not true. I got so stressed out from moving to another state this summer that the evening I arrived at my new home, I fell victim to the flu.

It was terrible. It seemed like it was weeks before I recovered, and in truth, it was. I took no pharmaceutical medicine (which I’m vehemently against), but some of the all-star herbs that helped me feel better included licorice, slippery elm, marshmallow root, and stinging nettle.

So What Is Chinese Cinnamon Twig?

But one herb I wish I had was Chinese cinnamon twig. This herb is amazing. Rather than being taken from the bark of the cinnamon tree, Chinese cinnamon twig is exactly what it says—the twig from the cinnamon tree. This herb has been used for years in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat many different types of ailments.

When you have a summer cold or flu, Chinese cinnamon twig can help you to feel better—but how do you reap the benefits of this awesome herb?

Make a Tea

Some of the things Chinese cinnamon twig is a boss at is decreasing inflammation, warming the body, and restoring harmony between the upper and lower parts of the body.

How can you make Chinese cinnamon twig tea to help with your summer cold?

  • 2 teaspoons Chinese cinnamon twig
  • 4 teaspoons ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon marshmallow root
  • 1 teaspoon licorice root

You could make a tea just out of Chinese cinnamon twig, but the other herbs are also very beneficial for colds and can help reduce your symptoms, faster!

In TCM, Chinese cinnamon twig is often paired with licorice root and white peony to help with colds. Interestingly enough, this combination can also be used to help painful menstrual cramps!

Experience the Benefits

Chinese cinnamon twig can help to soothe a sore throat as well as help your liver to purge cold pathogens which can cause a cold feeling. Those hot and cold sweats I was experiencing? Yeah, Chinese cinnamon twig would have totally helped. Chinese cinnamon twig can also help to increase circulation and encourage healing in the body.

Love the Results

If you’re suffering from your typical cold or flu with stiff muscles, chills, congestion, coughing, or a fever, you can recover from your stress-induced cold or flu faster with Chinese cinnamon twig. Check out more benefits of this amazing herb, and consider buying it next time you’re at a quality herb shop. It’s for more than just a cold—plus it tastes amazing!

And who doesn’t love cinnamon?

Jenn Ryan
Jenn Ryan is a freelance writer and editor who's passionate about natural health, gluten-free, fitness, and animals. Jenn loves running, reading, and playing with her four rescued rabbits.