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White Peony (Paeonia lactiflora), also known as Bai Shao or Radix Paeoniae Alba, is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb derived from the roots of the Paeonia lactiflora plant. It’s found across the world but is widely cultivated in China. The roots, less commonly the flower and seed, are used to make herbal supplements. White Peony is sometimes called Red 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. It’s often prescribed as part of herbal formulas for conditions such as menstrual disorders, abdominal pain, muscle cramps, and spasms.

White Peony has various bioactive compounds, including paeoniflorin, albiflorin, oxypaeoniflorin, paeonol, proanthocyanidins, flavonoids, tannins, and polysaccharides, which are believed to contribute to its health-promoting effects.

White Peony has been shown in scientific studies to:

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.


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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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