Peony Alba ( 白芍 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
This herb has strong blood-toning actions and is used in formulas that treat
various blood imbalances including most menstrual disorders, poor circulation,
and heat rashes; also used to stop bleeding and prevent miscarriages (TCM:
deficient Blood and Liver function).
Usages and Functions
Nourishes Blood, activates circulation, and cools Blood; has astringent
actions; pacifies Liver and alleviates pain; restrains Yin and adjusts Nutritive
and Protective levels.
Formulas Used In
Apricot Seed and Linum; Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus; Bupleurum and Tang
Gui; Clematis and Stephania; Corydalis; Ginseng and Tang Gui Ten; Peony and
Licorice; Pueraria Combination; Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit; Tang Gui and
Gardenia; Tang Gui and Ginseng Eight; Tang Gui Four; Tu-Huo and Loranthus.
Do not use where there is cold-deficiency diarrhea.
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