Red Peony Root

Latin name: Radix paeoniae rubra
Chinese name: chi shao

What is Red Peony Root?
Red peony root is a dried root usually found in small, almost cylindrical pieces that are easily broken.

What are the health benefits of Red Peony Root?
Red peony root is used to treat bleeding, red blotchy skin, and also irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, abdominal pain, and masses. It is an anti-inflammatory used for traumatic injury with pain and swelling, as well as for early stage boils. Red peony root is also used to treat red, swollen, and painful eyes. It treats muscle spasms and whooping cough. Red peony root is often combined with other herbs to treat arthritis, tone the heart and cardiovascular system, and relieve migraine headaches. It is also an antibiotic.

Where can I find Red Peony Root?
Red peony root can be found online through herb suppliers or at the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

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