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Chi Shao Yao


Also Known As:
European Peony, Paeonia, Paeoniae Radix, Piney. Paeonia mascula; Paeonia officinalis.
Family: Paeoniaceae.



Chi Shao Yao       Properties: SOUR, BITTER  - COOL       Dosage: 4.5 – 9g.

Red Peony Root                 Meridian: LIVER, SPLEEN

-invigorate blood, dispel stasis – dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhea, abdominal pain and masses, traumatic pain associated with swelling and pain

-clears heat, cool blood – blotchy skin, bleeding, irregular mense


Also Used For:

Orally, Chi Shao Yao / Peony root is used for spasms. It is also used for epilepsy, excitability, whooping cough, arthritis, bowel complaints, as an emetic, and for inducing menstruation.
In herbal combinations, Chi Shao Yao / Peony root is used for arthritis, GI tract diseases, the heart and circulatory system, neuralgia, migraines, as a tonic, and for chronic fatigue syndrome.



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