Peony glows in gardens today as magnificently as it did in
the imperial garden of the Tang dynasty (619-906 AD), but is probably less frequently
relied upon to cure "falling evil" - epilepsy or to season stews in Siberia. We
rely on peonies simply to look good and, when cut, to sweeten the air in early summer with
their extraordinary perfume.
In traditional Chinese medicine white peony is used for
general gynecological health.
White peony root is the one herb that all by itself will
help with menstrual stress.
The herb white peony help nourish the blood, helping
support normal body temperature. White peony is said to be antispasmodic and a
tonic. One of the active constituents also supports muscle relaxation, probably when
it is recommended for women's monthly tension.
White Peony is also known as:
Bai shao yao,