Bai Shao - 白芍 - White Peony Root
What is Bai Shao?
Bai Shao, also known as white peony root, Chinese peony, and Paeoniae Radix Alba, is a perennial plant native to East Asia. It has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Known for its nourishing and regulating properties, the herb can be found in over 40 TCM formulas.
What are the benefits of Bai Shao?
Among its many benefits in traditional Chinese medicine, Bai Shao nourishes the blood, soothes the liver, and helps prevent excessive liver Yang that can lead to headaches, tinnitus, and irritability. It also alleviates spasms, making it beneficial for menstrual issues like cramping and irregularity.
What is the dosage and method for taking Bai Shao?
Bai Shao is generally taken as part of a balanced formula in conjunction with other herbs. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.
Bai Shao may be taken in capsule form or loose granules. Granules dissolve best in very hot water.
When can I expect to see results?
Bai Shao typically starts to show effects within one to two weeks of consistent use. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.
Does Bai Shao have any side effects?
While Bai Shao is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause side effects in some individuals. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or postpartum as well as people with liver disease, should avoid or use Bai Shao with caution.
As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Bai Shao before any course of treatment is started.
Where to buy Bai Shao
For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Bai Shao granules in 100g bottles and in 1 Kg/2.2 lb bulk Bai Shao.
If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Bai Shao, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.
Bai Shao from Treasure of the East is:
✔️ Lab Tested
✔️ Sustainably Sourced
Chinese Name: 白芍, Bai Shao
English Name: White Peony Root
Korean Name: 백작약
Latin Name: Paeoniae Radix Alba
Certification: Kosher, Halal
Potency: Concentrated 5:1; Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract.
Available in: 100g granules and Bulk (1 Kg/2.2 lb) granules; Also available as Bai Shao Chao (Processed)
Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract; concentrated 5:1; granules (100g/bottle).
Properties: Bitter, sour, slightly cold.
Functions: Nourishes the blood, regulates menstruation, calms the liver, relieves pain, astringes yin, stops sweating.
Treasure of the East’s herbal extracts are full-spectrum, water-based extracts produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical. Unlike standardized extracts, which contain a concentrated quantity of a single marker chemical, full-spectrum herbal extracts contain all the active chemical constituents of whole herbs in concentrated form. Treasure of the East herbs are full-spectrum and extracted using only purified water (more information).