Red Peony Root

Review Forms and Sizes Below


  • Sour
  • Bitter
  • Slightly Cold
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Epilepsy
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Antioxidant
  • Diabetes
  • Immuno-stimulant

Pin Yin Name

  • Chi Shao Yao
  • Chi Shao

Other Names

  • Chinese Peony Root
  • Red Peony
  • Paeonia lactiflora

About Red Peony Root

Peony is named after the Greek figure Paeon, a student of the great healer Aesculapius. There are many medicinal properties for both red peony root and white peony root. The traditional uses for red peony root include clearing heat, invigorating the blood, clearing liver fire, removing stagnation and swelling, and cooling the blood. It is an excellent herbal remedy!

Today, red peony root is commonly used in alternative medicine for menstrual problems, hepatitis, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, and epilepsy. Red peony root is almost always used in conjuction with other herbs and is a great natural remedy for a variety of ailments. 

Scientific studies have shown the beneficial effects of red peony. "This indicates that Paeonia lactiflora might be a potential therapeutic agent for cholestasis" (Ma et. al, 2015). Another study claims that the extract of red peony root might be useful for psoriasis. "These results indicate that PE has an inhibitory effect on poly (I:C)-induced inflammatory reaction of keratinocytes, suggesting that PE can be developed for the treatment of psoriasis" (Choi et. al, 2015). 


  • Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you already have diarrhea. 

How to Use

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