Botanical Name: Paeoniae Radix rubra

Chi Shao

Chi Shao

Category: Invigorate the Blood
Taste: Sour, Bitter
Temperature: Slightly Cold
Channels Entered: Liver, Spleen

Dosage: 6-15g

Cautions and Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in those with cold from deficiency.

Actions and Indications:

  • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis: for dysmenorrheal, amenorrhea, abdominal pain, and fixed abdominal masses.  Also for swelling and pain associated with traumatic injury and early stages of abscesses and boils.
  • Clears heat and cools the blood: for heat entering the blood level with fever, purple tongue, maculae, and bleeding due to the chaotic movement of hot blood.  Also for gynecological problems associated with hot blood.