Peony Root – Baishaoyao (Radix Paeoniae Alba)

baishaoSource: Bai Shao Yao – the root of Paeonia Lactiflora Pall., family Ranunculaceae.

Function: Bai Shao Yao enriches the blood and regulates the periods, astringes yin and stops sweating. Bai Shao Yao also calms the liver and stops pain.

Application: Bai Shao Yao is used for blood deficiency manifested as irregular and painful periods. It can also be used for spontaneous sweating and night sweating. Bai Shao Yao treats pain in the chest and flanks, muscular spasm and pain in the extremities.