White Peony Tincture | Paeonia lactiflora

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White Peony Tincture

White Peony Tincture (Paeonia lactiflora)

Tincture of white peony root (Paeonia lactiflora) 1:3 45%

Paeonia lacteriflora, organic grain alcohol

Daily adult dose unless otherwise prescribed by a qualified professional: 2.5 - 5ml twice a day. 

Avoid during pregnancy.

Efficacy largely depends on gut flora and will be reduced if taken alongside antibiotics.

Paeonia lactiflora 

Common name:  Peony, bai shao yao

Botanical description: A perennial herbaceous plant, often grown as an ornamental specimen in gardens.  It grows up to 2 m. The leaves are dark green and divided into leaflets.

Parts used: Root

Harvesting, cultivation and habitat: Widely cultivated in Northeastern China and Mongolia. It can be grown from seed planted in the spring or root cuttings taken in winter. 4-5 year old plant roots are harvested in the spring or autumn.

Constituents: Alkaloids, Paeoniflorin, Volatile oil, Benzoic acid, Asparagin, Monoterpenoid glycosides, Pentagalloyl glucose .

Actions Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Tranquilising, Hypotensive, Women’s tonic

 Traditional and current uses

  • Cools the blood
  • Moves stagnant blood
  • Relieves pain
  • Childhood eczema
  • White paeony is specifically good for improving liver function and energy
  • Reduces heat especially in eczema, certain nose bleeds
  • Pain from injuries
  • Liver problems
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Reputed to beautify the skin
  • Used to treat heavy bleeding between periods, menstrual cramps and pain
  • Can benefit hot flushes and night sweats
  • Cramping abdominal pain, dysentery
  • Numb hands and feet
  • Headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision
  • Muscle cramps
  • Spasms of the anus

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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