Moutain peony

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Biological Name: Paeonia suffruticosa, Moutan radicisMountain peony

Family: Ranunculaceae

Other Names: Mu dan pi, tree peony, Moutan peony

Elements Applied: Root bark is commonly applied in herbal medicine

Used For: The herb is applied to treat inflammations, bacterial infections, relieve fevers and pains.

Mountan peony promotes sufficient blood circulation. It is effectively applied in conditions accompanied by fevers and nasal bleeding. Moreover, it may also be employed to regulate excess menstrual flow. It can be applied for blood stagnation induced by traumatic injury, carbuncles, tumors, and amenorrhea. As a topical remedy it may be used for abscesses and sores.

Preparation and Intake: The common dose is from 3 to 9 grams.

Safety: The herb is not recommended to women exposed to excess menstrual bleeding, or pregnant with a baby. It is also inapplicable in case of yin deficiency or cold, accompanied by excess perspiration.