|Name: Moutan peony
Name: Moutan radicis, Paeonia suffruticosa
Names: Moutan peony, tree peony, Mu dan pi
Used: Root bark
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antipyretic, analgesic.
Invigorates the blood, clears blood stagnation. This herb is most effective in warm febrile diseases when there is blood in the sputum or nose- bleeds, or when there is excessive menstrual bleeding. It is also used for amenorrhea, tumors, carbuncles, or blood stasis due to traumatic injury. It can be used topically for
non-draining sores or abscesses.
Moutan peony should not be used by women who are either pregnant or experiencing excessive menstrual flow. It should be avoided when there are cold signs or yin deficiency with excessive sweating.
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