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White Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) is found across the world and is widely cultivated in China. The roots, less commonly the flower and seed, are used to make herbal supplements. Peony herb is sometimes called red peony or white peony. This does not refer to the color of the flower, which are shades of pink, purple, red, and white, but to the color of the processed root.

This powerful herb has been used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for centuries to support emotional stability and mental focus, nourish the blood and liver, and support healthy levels of estrogens. In TCM, white peony is called bai shao.

White Peony contains the following constituents: paeoniflorin, albiflorin, pentagalloylglucose [PGG], (+)-catechin, gallic acid, methyl gallate, benzoic acid, paeonol, glycoside monotherpenic peoniflorin, proanthocyanidins, flavonoids, tannins, and polysaccharides.

Studies have shown these constituents may support the following:

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White peony bottle

Remember, the Swiss watch of the body’s systems is a delicate balance! For more information, to test your systemic functions, and to discover possible triggers, contact a Wellness Way clinic. We can help you understand how your body is functioning and the best ways to support it!


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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only. It’s not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your Wellness Way clinic or personal physician, especially if currently taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. Pregnant women, in particular, should seek the advice of a physician before trying any herb or supplement listed on this website. Always speak with your individual clinic before adding any medication, herb, or nutritional supplement to your health protocol. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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