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White Peony Remedy


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Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine
 
As an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic drug in the treatment of amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, and pain in the chest and abdomen (2). Radix Paeoniae is also used to treat dementia, headache, vertigo, spasm of the calf muscles (2, 4, 5), liver disease, and allergies, and as an anticoagulant (8, 13).
 
Uses described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data
 
The treatment of atopic eczema, boils, and sores (5); to reduce fevers, induce sterility, and treat burns (8).
 
References:
2. Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China (English ed.). Guangzhou, Guangdong Science and Technology Press, 1992
 
4. National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, ed. Color atlas of Chinese traditional drugs, Vol. 1. Beijing, Science Press, 1987:88–91; 131– 133.
 
5. Bruneton J. Pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, medicinal plants. Paris, Lavoisier, 1995:400– 404.
 
8. Farnsworth NR, ed. NAPRALERT database. Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, March 15, 1995 production (an on-line database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network (STN) of Chemical Abstracts Services).
 
13. Hikino H. Oriental medicinal plants. In: Wagner H, Hikino H, Farnsworth NR, eds. Economic and medicinal plant research Vol. 1. London, Academic Press, 1985.
 


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