Botanical Name: Paeonia officinalis
- English: Peony
- Unani: Ood Saleeb, Ud Saleb, Ud Saleeb, Ood Gharqi
- Also, known as: European peony, Common peony, Bai Shao, Chi Shao, Chinese Peony, Common Peony, Coral Peony, Cortex Moutan, European Peony, Jiu Chao Bai Shao, Moutan, Mu Dan Pi, Paeonia, Paeoniae Radix, Peonía, Piney, Shakuyaku, Shao Yao, Tree Peony, Ud Saleeb, Udsalam, Udsalap, White Peony, 白芍, Bái Sháo, Common garden Peony
Habitat: Europe & Asia
Parts Used: Root
Paeonia officinalis, is a small, somewhat shrubby, herbaceous perennial plant that typically grows to 1-2 feet tall and 1.5-2 feet wide on erect stems clad with leaves divided into 9 leaflets, and bowl-shaped deep pink or deep red flowers, 10–13 cm in diameter. It has been used in traditional Unani, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, and Chinese systems of medicine for curing various diseases. The roots of Paeonia officinalis have been used in Unani, Ayurvedic, and homeopathic systems of medicine for years. In Unani medicine and in homeopathy, its roots are used as an ingredient in many antioxidant preparations. In Ayurvedic medicine, the root is a part of medicinal preparations. Fragrant flowers bloom in late spring. Foliage remains attractive throughout the summer and early fall and then dies to the ground after frost. Single, fragrant, cup-shaped, crimson red flowers with yellow center stamens bloom in May. Blooms are mildly fragrant
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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