INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Chinese Peony

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Paeonia lactiflora, Common garden peony, Herbaceous peony

Chinese Peony is a flowering plant native to Central and Eastern Asia and was used traditionally in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese medicines.  It is believed to be an antioxidant and to have the ability to block certain chemicals produced by the body that may cause menstrual cramps.

Chinese Peony is used in health supplements today to help prevent cramping and support healthy muscles of the pelvis.

 

MORE COMING SOON

In the meantime see the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for peony or the WebMD entry for peony for more information.