Paeonia officinalis

Nota de alcance (en)

Various species of peony are used medicinally. Paeonia officinalis, which was native to European areas, has some antispasmodic and sedative effects. From the time of Hippocrates it was recommended as a treatment for epilepsy. It also was used to stimulate the uterus to bleed in menstruation and to expel the placenta in childbirth. In Chinese medicine, for centuries white peony (Paeonia lactiflora, P. albiflora) was used to correct gynecologic conditions, ease pain, and nourish the blood. Along with three other herbs (rehmania, chuan xiong, and Chinese angelica), white peony is a key ingredient in the female tonic called “four thing soup.”

Part used::
Roots, Bark, Seeds, Flowers

Europe, Asia

Nota bibliográfica (en)

Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Paeonia officinalis
Término aceptado: 13-Jun-2019