Peony (red) – Chi Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae Rubra)

chishaoSource: Chi Shao Yao – the root of Paeonia lactiflora Pall, or several other species of the same genus, family Ranunculceae.

Function: Chi Shao Yao clears heat and cools blood, removes blood stasis and relieves pain.

Application: Chi Shao Yao is used for blood stasis syndrome manifested as painful periods or no period, abdominal masses and trauma. It especially suitable for heat stagnation and blood stasis or abdominal pain due to stagnation of blood. In addition, Chi Shao Yao can be used for liver-heat with red, swollen and painful eyes and can also clear liver-fire.