Star anise heats the yang and regulates the flow of qi. It is a hot and spicy herb and acts on the Spleen, Stomach, Kidneys and Liver.
It is the third most expensive spice in the world and has a strong, unique taste, with a strong aromatic, resinous aroma.
The main organs that cinnamon affects on the basis of T.C.M.. are the spleen, heart, kidneys, and liver. It is an herb used to tonify yang, move and heat because it eliminates the cold and moves the blood.