Paeoniae Radix Alba (白芍) is the dried root of Paeonia lactiflora Pall., familyRanunculaceae.
Other name Baishao (Chinese name), White Peony Root
Cylindrical, straight or slightly curved, both ends truncated. External white or pale brownish-red, glossy and smooth or with longitudinal wrinkles and fibrous roots scars. Texture hard, not easily broken. Odor, slight; taste, slightly bitter and sour.
Important cultivation area
East Zhejiang, Anhui, Shandong, Henan and Sichuan provinces.
Wash clean, soak in water until thoroughly soften, cut transversely or obliquely into thin slices and dry.
Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Bitter and sour; mild cold. Enter liver and spleen channels. Nourish the blood, regulate menstruation, preserve blood-yin to reduce sweating, emolliate the liver, relieve pain, stabilize liver-yang.
Thai Traditional Medicine action
Usage and dosage
6-15 g, decoction for oral use.
* Contraindication and precaution *
Incompatible with Lilu.
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