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Benefits of White Peony ( Bai Shao )

White Peony, popularly known as Bai Shao is a widely used herb in Chinese Medicine. White Peony are just not beautiful flowers with lovely smell, the root of peony in Chinese Medicine is regarded very highly thanks to its range of benefits. The peony root is often dried, and then boiled to make strong tea. Now you can get White peony in supplement form, which makes it easy to incorporate in your day-to-day routine.

Given its versatile nature white peony (Bai Shao) features in many Chinese Herbal formulas. Combing this potent herb with others such as Dang Gui and Liquorice can offer a range of different benefits.

Key Benefits of White Peony

  • PCOS and Fertility
  • Women’s health such as:
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
  • Regulates Menstruation
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis and uterine fibroids conditions
  • Anaemia

How does white peony work to offer these benefits?

White Peony for PCOS and Fertility


White peony contains a compound called paeoniflorin, clinic experience and research has shown that white peony in combination with other herbs (mainly licorice) reduces testosterone levels (1). These two potent herbs promote Testosterone produced by the ovaries to convert to Estrogen. The lowering testosterone boosts ovulation offering further fertility benefits.

White Peony for regulating menstruation


When your body is experiencing chronic Liver Blood Deficiency you will experience various symptoms. White Peony nourishes blood, which helps to regulate menstruation and symptoms such as Dysmenorrhea (period cramps), irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, vaginal discharge, postpartum disorders and gestational disorders

Learn more about White peony directly from our TCM experts!

The White Peony Root is best used as a tonic for blood and eliminating internal heat from the Liver

Chinese Medicine View of White Peony ( Bai Shao ) 

It enters the liver conduit. It can supplement the spleen and diminish the liver Qi. It can nourish the liver blood and drain liver fire. When the liver is depleted, and the fire weak, it can not be used. White peony  can clear liver heat or heat in the blood. As it enters the liver meridian, it particularly nourishes the liver yin and blood. white peony can also alleviate pain, but pain caused by liver yin and blood deficiency, in which the muscles and tendons lose their nourishment. This pain is cramping in nature, such as in abdominal pain and cramp after diarrhea, menstruation, labor, or cramp of the muscles of the limbs.

Benefits of White Peony

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