Moutan (Peony) Bark (zhi zi)
Cortex Moutan Radicis
Pungent and bitter in flavour, cold in nature, it acts on
the heart and liver channels. The herb is mainly acting
on the heart and liver channels, and particularly
circulated in the blood. The bitter and the cold
properties can remove heat from the blood, and the
pungent and cold can promote the blood circulation. The
characteristics of its functions are cooling blood and
stopping bleeding without stasis, and promoting blood
circulation and removing blood stasis without inducing
bleeding. It is often used to treat the syndromes of
excessive and stagnant heat in the blood.
Removing heat from the blood, promoting blood circulation
and relieving blood stasis.
For epidemic febrile diseases with
pathogenic heat in the ying and blood divisions, caused
by heat invasion of blood manifested as maculus and
eruption, hematemesis and epitaxis. It is often used in
combination with the heat-clearing drugs, such as
rhinoceros horn and rehmannia root, known as Xijiao
Dihuang Tang (Decoction of Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia).
For the syndromes of heat due to
Yin-deficiency, lingering of heat in the later stage of
febrile diseases and interior heat due to
Yin-deficiency, it can be used in combination with
Yin-nourishing and heat-clearing drugs, such as sweet
wormwood, turtle shell and rehmannia root, known as Zhi
Bai Dihuang Wan (Pill of Anemarrhena, Phellodendron and
Rehmannia), Qinghao Biejia Tang (Decoction of Sweet
Wormwood and Turtle Shell).
For amenorrhea and menorrhalgia due
to blood stasis, ecchymoma caused by trauma, it is often
used in combination with the drugs for promoting blood
circulation and relieving stasis, such as peach kernel,
cinnamon twigs and Chinese angelica root. In cases of
superficial suppurative infections, periappendicular
abscess, it is used in combination with the drugs for
clearing heat, detoxicating, subduing swellings and
draining pus, such as honeysuckle flower, forsythia
fruit, peach kernel, etc.
In addition, for secondary fire from stagnation of
liver-qi, this herb may also be used to purge the
Dosage and Administration:
5-10g. Use raw herb for removing heat from the blood,
and stir-baked for bleeding due to blood-heat.
This herb should be used
with caution in pregnant women.
convenience of customers, we offer the
(Peony) Bark (zhi zi)
the quick-dissolving granule made through modern
sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.
The dosage is for
adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please
put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml
boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon.
You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm.
For children, the dosage should be reduced according
to the weight.
Air ship 50 sachets of
Moutan (Peony) Bark (zhi zi)
in the form of
quick-dissolving granule for your personal use
now at $98.00.
If you would like to
order this raw herb, please go to
the order form.