Chi Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae Rubrae)

Common Name: red peony root
TCM Category: Clear Heat, Cool Blood
TCM Functions: Clears Heat and cools the Blood, dispels Blood stasis and relieves pain.
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Chi Shao Yao has antiplatelet and antibiotic effects.

*Listed pharmacological effects and information about laboratory studies come from Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen.