Peony Rubra ( 赤芍 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of skin eruptions, trauma, red swollen eyes, bloody nose, vomiting of blood, absence of menses, rashes, and acne (TCM: Blood stasis and heat conditions); also used to reduce pain (TCM: stagnant Blood and Liver Fire).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Invigorates Blood and dispels congealed Blood; clears Heat and cools Blood; clears Liver Fire.
Common Formulas Used In
Qiang-Huo and Turmeric.
Cautions in Use
Use cautiously where there is a Blood deficiency.
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