Uses and combinations of White Peony Root.
- Botanical Information and Identification of White Peony Root,Radix Paeoniae Alba.
- Botanical Description of White Peony Root.
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- Botanical Origin of the White Peony Root,Radix Paeoniae Alba.
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- Uses and combinations of White Peony Root.
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Uses and combinations of White Peony Root.
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine:
As an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic drug in the treatment of amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, and pain in the chest and abdomen. Radix paeniae is also used to treat dementia, headache, vertigo, spasm of the calf muscles, liver disease, and allergies, and as an anticoagulant.
Used described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data:
The treatment of atopic eczema, boils, and sores; to reduce fevers, induce sterility, and treat burns.
Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea,metrorrhagia and metrostaxis due to blood deficiency.
Used with Chinese angelica root, chuanxiong rhizome, rehmannia root, It is often used along with Chinese angelica root , chuanxiong rhizome, prepared rehmannia root, etc., as in Decoction of Four Ingredients ( Siwu Tang).
For blood deficiency marked by shallow complexion and menoxenia, it is often used with Radix Rehmanniae Praeparata, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Pollygoni Multiflori and Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong to enrich blood and promote blood circulation, regulate menstruation and relieve pain, as in Decoction for Enriching Blood (Buxue Tang) and Decoction of Four Ingredients (Siwu Tang); for muscular spasm and pain due to blood deficiency, it is often used with Radix Glycrrhizae to nourish blood, soothe the liver and relieve spasm and pain, as in Decoction of Peony and Liquorice (Shaoyao Gancao Tang).
Pain in stomach, abdomen and extremities due to disorder of the liver- qi, or spasm and pain in the extremities.
Used with bupieurum root and cyperus tuber,For pain in the hypochondrium due to stagnation of the liver-qi, it is often dispensed with bupleurum root and cyperus tuber, as in Bupleurum Powder for Dispersing Liver-qi (Chaihu Shugan San); for abdominal pain and diarrhea, it can be used with white atractylodes rhizome, tangerine peel and ledebouriella root, as in Prescription of Importance for Diarrhea with Pain(Tongxie Yaofang) ; for dysenteric abdominal pain, it can be used with aucklandia root , areca seed and coptis root ; for spasmodic pain of the stomach and abdomen or in the extremities, it is often used with liquorice as in Decoction of Peony and liquorice(Shaoyao Gancao Tang).
Abdominal pain and diarrhea:
Used with white atractylodes rhizome, tangerine peel and ledebouriella root
Dysenteric abdominal pain:
Used with aucklandia root, areca seed and coptis root
Spontaneous sweating due to exterior deficiency and night sweat due to yin deficiency:
Nourish blood and astringe yin: For yin-deficiency and blood-deficiency manifested as menoxenia, menaigia, leucorrhagia and metrorrhagia, usually used together with Radix Rehmanniae and Radix Angelicae Sinensis; for night sweat due to yin-deficiency and spontaneous perspiration due to low body resistance and imbalance between ying-energy and wei-energy, used together with Ramulus Cinnamomi; for muscular spasm and pain of extremities due to blood deficiency, usually used together with Radix Glycyrrhizae; for rheumatism due to insufficiency of yin-blood.
For the former, it is often used with cinnamon twig; for the latter, it is often prescribed with oyster shell, dragon's bone , arborvitae seed, etc.
For night sweat due to yin-deficiency, it is used with herbs for nourishing yin and arresting sweating such as Fructus Schisandrae, Ochra Haematitum, Fructus Corni, Os Craconis Fossilia, etc.; for exopathogen invasion owing to weakness of superficial resistance, disharmony between ying and wei, perspiration and aversion to wind, it is often used together with Ramulus Cinnamomi to harmonize ying and wei and stop sweating.
Hyperac-tivity of the liver- yang marked by headache and vertigo:
Calm liver yang: For deficiency of yin leading to hyperactivity of yang and sthenia of liver-yang manifested as dizziness, headache, irritability and insomnia; also for c6nvulsion of wind-syndrome resulting from sthenic liver-yang, severe heat, yin-deficiency or blood-deficiency.
Soothe the liver and alleviate pain: For abnormal rising of liver energy or dominant liver energy attacking stomach manifested as pain in the chest and abdomen.
it is often used along with dried rehmannia root , achyranthes root and red ochre, as in Sweeping Down Decoction for Hyper-tension(Jianling Tang).
For hyperactivity of liver-yang due go liver-yin insufficiency, tinitus, blurred vision, vertigo, headache, irritability and insomnia, it is often used with herbs for nourishing yin to suppress liver yang, such as Concha Haliotidis, Flos Chrysanthemi, Ochra haematitum, Radix Achyranthis Bidentae, Radix Rehrnanntae, etc.
Cosmetic Uses of Peony Root Extract
Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract has reported used in the following product types: anti-aging; facial moisturizer/treatment; mask; moisturizer; facial cleanser; exfoliant/scrub; skin fading/lightener.
- Paeoniflorin and Peony Root Extract.White.Red.
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