White Peony Roots (Bai Shao)
Also known as: 白芍
Net Weight: 100g/300g
Country of Origin: China
Direction: To be cooked in soup or medicine, rinse before using.
The white peony root is best used as a tonic for blood and as a heat reducing herb for the liver. Apart from nourishing the blood and neutralizing a hyperactive or stagnant liver qi, white peony root helps with abdominal pain, muscular spasms, regularizing the monthly cycle.
Chinese medicine practitioners also believe it also has an astringent effect on sweating, and is also antibacterial, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory in nature. Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the essential glycosides present in the white peony root can greatly benefit people suffering from autoimmune diseases.
Do consult your physician before consuming any TCM, herbs or tonics.