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Herbal Information for White Peony Root in Disc Cut FormCommon Names: White Peony Root, PeonyPin Yin Name: Bai Shao YaoChannels/Meridians: Liver, SpleenOther Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.Pack…

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Herbal Information for White Peony Root in Disc Cut Form
Common Names: White Peony Root, Peony
Pin Yin Name: Bai Shao Yao
Channels/Meridians: Liver, Spleen
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Form: Disc Cut, Organic
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Origin: China
Brand: Nuherbs Organics
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Possible Side Effects of White Peony Root: White Peony Root is generally considered to be pretty safe, although it should be avoided by anyone who is suffering from diarrhea due to cancer or AIDS. You must also remember that this herb is pretty cold, so it should only be used with caution in cases of extreme cold or Yang deficiency.

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Product Properties: Sour, Bitter, Cool

Introduction to White Peony Root

White Peony Root can be taken in two different methods, either dried or charred. Both have different properties but either way, White Peony Root is one of the most highly prized.  White Peony Root is a very common ingredient for traditional Chinese medicine.

There is an old Chinese saying "women who consume White Peony Root regularly will become as beautiful as the Peony flower".

How White Peony Root Is Used

White Peony Root is generally supplied in a powder, capsules or concentrate. It can be taken as a tea, and is generally taken with other herbs.

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  • Soothes the liver
  • Harmonizes the Wei - In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the concept of "harmonizing the wei" is associated with achieving balance and equilibrium in the defensive (wei) qi, which is considered a protective energy that circulates on the surface of the body. The term "wei" is often translated as "defensive" or "protective."
  • Nourishes the blood
  • Preserves YinYin is substance to the body. Harmony is sought for Yin to avoid imbalance when approaching the body as a holistic union.
  • Aids in women's health 

White Peony Root, the sinew nourishing extraordinaire 
Promotes nourishment of the blood for a well functioning musculoskeletal system. The blood nourishes the "sinews," which corresponds to ligaments, tendons and muscles. White peony has an affinity for the musculoskeletal system.  Plus it is one of the primary liver blood builders in Chinese medicine. When sinews are poorly nourished it could manifest as muscular weakness, hypertonicity or hypotonicity and  inflammation. White Peony soothes the liver and nourishes the blood. 

Harmonizing Support for White Peony
In traditional Chinese medicine White Peony aids in emotional stabilizing and mental focus benefits.   White Peony Root is used in TCM to help boost the immune system. White Peony Root provides a wide range of benefits for issues such as twitches or jerks.   It is highly regarded for it's ability to help with the regulating the menses for women's health. Apart from nourishing the blood and neutralizing a hyperactive or stagnant liver Qi stagnation. In traditional Chinese medicine White Peony herbal has several functions such as an astringent, antibacterial, antispasmodic, neuropathic pain and acts as an anti-inflammatory in nature.

The most commonly-used parts of peony plants for medicinal purposes are the roots. The flowers and the seeds are also sometimes used in teas and tinctures.  White Peony Root can be taken orally or applied topically.

5 Benefits of Bai Shao - White Peony Root 

Menstrual Health: White peony root is often used in traditional medicine to support women's health, particularly in addressing menstrual irregularities and alleviating symptoms associated with menstruation. It is believed to have a nourishing effect on the blood and help regulate the menstrual cycle.

Muscle Relaxant: Bai Shao is considered to have mild muscle-relaxant properties. It is traditionally used to help relieve muscle spasms and cramps, making it potentially beneficial for conditions involving muscle tension.

Liver Health: In TCM, white peony root is believed to have a soothing effect on the liver. It is often used in herbal formulas to help balance liver function and address conditions associated with liver imbalances.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Some studies suggest that white peony root may have anti-inflammatory effects. Inflammation is associated with various health issues, and substances with anti-inflammatory properties may have potential benefits in managing inflammatory conditions.

Immune System Support: White peony root is believed to have immunomodulatory effects, potentially supporting the immune system. 

Interesting Fact About White Peony Root:

 An interesting fact about white peony root (Bai Shao) is its historical significance and cultural importance in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). White peony root has been used for over 1,000 years in TCM and is considered one of the oldest and most revered herbs in Chinese herbal medicine.



Each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by in-house lab and independent third party lab. In-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatograph, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc.

In addition, the following additional tests are performed:

  • Microbacteria
  • Pesticides - over 200 pesticides tested for (Uab 2000 screen)
  • Heavy Metals - Lead, Mercury and Arsenic


Chinese White Peony Root Disc Cut - Bai Shao - Organic 1 lb - Nuherbs