Mu Dan Pi

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Name: Tree Peony Bark (牡丹皮)

Pinyin: Mu Dan Pi

Pharm. Name: Cortex Moutan Radicis






Bitter, Salty, Acrid

Clear heat and cool blood, activate blood and resolve stasis, reduce deficiency heat.

Heart, Liver, Kidney

6-12g, 30g (Maximum)


Description: The root bark of Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. of family Ranunculaceae. It can clear heat from nutrient and blood system, and excels in resolving stasis with its pungent nature. With the characteristics of cooling blood without leading to blood stagnation as well as activating blood without leading to bleeding, it is much suitable for treating syndrome of heat entering blood system in warm diseases which is manifested as fever aggravated at night, macula or papule, hematemesis and apostaxis. With the basic actions of clearing heat and cooling blood as well as activating blood and resolving stasis, it can take effect of curing abscess, dissipating nodulation and stopping pain. So it is commonly indicated for sores and abscess with swelling pain no matter in body surface or internal organs which is caused by fire-toxicity accumulation and blood heat stagnation, and is often combined with herbs of clearing heat and removing toxicity and herbs of curing abscess and dissipating nodulation.


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*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).