White Peony Root/ Bai Shao (16 oz)
Bai shao or white peony is considered useful for hypertension, chest pain, muscle cramping and spasms, and fever. It was an important remedy for female reproductive conditions ranging from dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) to irregular menses. It is an ingredient in Four Friends Tea 四物湯 (Si Wu Herbal Soup) which is a blood tonic for women’s health. and beauty, and it regulates menstruation.
White peony root has effects in arresting muscle spasm, relieving pain and fever, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypoxia, immune regulation, liver protection, improving blood circulation of the heart, expanding blood vessels, inhibiting blood platelet clotting, anti-tumor, regulating blood sugar.
According to the manufacturer:
This product is the dried root of Paeonia lactiflora.
The herb’s taste is bitter, sour, and is slightly cold. It enters the Liver meridian and Spleen meridian.
Indications: It nourishes blood and eases the liver, relieves pain, condenses the yin (reduces excess saliva and diarrhea) and reduces excess sweating. It is said to “Cure chest and abdomen and flank pain, diarrhea, abdominal pain, spontaneous sweating, night sweats, yin deficiency and fever, irregular menstruation, metrorrhagia, and vaginal discharge.”
Cautions: It is not suitable for use with Veratrum (false hellebores herb). Patients with diarrhea and abdominal pain should use caution.