Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan)

Common Name: moutan (tree peony) bark
TCM Category: Clear Heat, Cool Blood
TCM Functions:Clears Heat and cools the Blood, invigorates Blood circulation and disperses Blood stasis. Used frequently to clear Heat in the treatment of skin disorders.
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Mu Dan Pi has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic actions.

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