white peony

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A perennial herb, the root of which is antipyretic, antiseptic, and hemostatic

white peony,

n Latin name:
Paeonia lactiflora; part used: roots; uses: spasms, antiinflammatory, pain, menstrual pain, abortion, anticoagulant; precautions: could augment activity of blood-thinning medications. Also called
bai shao yao.
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A few of these helpful plants are: balloon flower (Platycodi grandiflori, Jie Geng), chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium, Ju Hua), buddleia (Buddleia officinalis, Mi Meng Hua), forsythia (Forsythia suspensa, Lian Qiao), white peony (Paeonia lactiflora, Bai Shao Yao), and red peony (Paeonia rubrae, Chi Shao Yao).
Shu Di Huang (cooked Radix Rehmanniae) Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae) Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii) Nu Zhen Zi (Fructus Ligustri Lucidi) Tu Si Zi (Semen Cuscutae) Han Lian Cao (Herba Ecliptae) Di Gu Pi (Cortex Lycii) Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi), 15g each Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri) Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan), 10g each Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) Long Gu (Os Draconis), 20g each
In this case, Wang uses heavy doses of Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) to nourish the blood and emolliate the liver combined with Shu Di Huang (cooked Radix Rehmanniae) and Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) if there is liver blood depletion vacuity.
Stir-fried Bai Shao and Dang Gut nourish the blood and emolliate the liver.
Chao adds Qing Guo (Fructus Canavaliae), He Zi (Fructus Terminaliae), Di Long (Pheretima), Quan Xie (Scorpio), Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae), Zi Su Zi (Fructus Perillae), and Ying Su Ke (Pericarpium Papaveris Somniferi).