Sweet, sour and bitter in flavour, slightly cold in nature,
it is tropistic to the liver and spleen channels. As a
sweet and sour medicine, this herb has Yin-forcing cffect,
hence, it can replenish blood of the liver and nourish
liver-yin; being bitter and cold in property, it can also
suppress hyperactivity of liver-yang and clear liver-fire,
supplement its deficiency and reduceits hyperactivity. It
is thus a main herb for treating liver and is often used
to treat syndromes of hyperactivity of liver-yang due to
Yin-deficiency, filure in nourishing liver due to
blood-deficiency, night sweat due to Yin-deficiency and
blood, regulating menstruation, suppressing hyperactivity
of liver-yang and astringing Yin to arrest sweating.
1. For blood
deficiency marked by shallow complexion and menoxenia, it
is often used with Radix Rehmanniae Praeparata, Radix
Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Pollyygoni Multiflori and
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong to enrich blood and promote
blood circulation, regulate menstruation and relieve pain,
as in Decoction for Enriching Blood (Buxue Tang) and
Decoction of Four Ingredients (Siwu Tang) ; for muscular
spasm and pain due to blood deficiency, it is often used
with Radix Glycrrhizae to nourish blood, soothe the liver and
relieve spasm and pain, as in Decoction of Peony and
Liquorice (Shaoyao Gancao Tang).
2. For night sweat
due to yin-deficiency, it is used with herbs for
nourishing yin and arresting sweating such as Fructus
Schisandrae, Ochra Haematitum, Fructus Corni, Os Craconis
Fossilia, etc. ; for expathogen invation owing to weakness
of superficial resistance, disharmony between ying and wei,
perspiration and aversion to wind, it is often used
together with Ramulus Cinnamomi to harmionize ying and wei
and stop sweating.
hyperactivity of liver-yang due go liver-yin
insufficiency, tinitus, blurred vision, vertigo,
head-ache, irritability and insomnia it is often used with
herbs for nourishing yin to suppress liver yang, such as
Concha Haliotidis, Flos Chrysanthemi, Ochra haematitum,
Radix Achyranthis Bidentae, Radix Rehmanniae, etc.
Administration: 5-15g or 30g
at large dose.
Antagonistic to Radix Veratri.
convenience of customers, we offer the White
Peony Root (bai shao) as
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 White
Peony Root (bai shao)
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.