Names Of Bai Shao

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Bai Shao TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: White Peony Root
  • Pinyin Name: Bai Shao
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How Is Bai Shao Categorized?

Bai Shao Functional Category

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Temperature - Taste

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Our Database Has 8 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Tonify Blood Category

How Is Bai Shao Used Clinically?

Bai Shao Usages and Indications

  • Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
  • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
  • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Incompatible with Li Lu
    • Avoid in cases of yang deficiency and cold in the middle jiao - diarrhea, cold sensation in the stomach.
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How Is Bai Shao Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Bai Shao

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Conditions Potentially Related With Bai Shao

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Bai Shao Related Conditions

Uterine Bleeding

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Notes From Our Clinicians For Bai Shao

Staff Clinical Notes

  • Less cold, but bitter - clears liver heat or blood heat but weaker than Chi Shao Yao.

Formulas Which Generally Contain Bai Shao

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