Mu Dan Pi (Lab Tested)

Mu Dan Pi (Lab Tested)

Mu Dan Pi (Lab Tested)

Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 6-12 grams in decoction - Bensky
Potency 1:1
Taste acrid, bitter - Bensky
Properties slightly cold - Bensky
Contraindications Inappropriate for those with cold in the blood, or in women who are either pregnant or have excessive menstrual bleeding when this is not due to blood heat combined with blood stasis. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Nosebleed, blood in the sputum, blood in the vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, profuse menstruation due to heat in the blood; Steaming bone disorder, fever at night with coolness in the morning; Amenorrhea, abdominal masses, lumps, or bruises due to traumatic injury; Headache, eye pain, flank pain, flushing, dysmenorrhea; Firm, non-draining sores, intestinal abscess - Bensky
Actions Cools heat from either excess or deficiency, gently invigorates the blood without injuring the blood or yin, clears lurking fire from the blood.
Pattern Heat in the blood level, Fire from deficiency; Liver blood stasis; Ascending Liver fire - Bensky
Channels Entered Heart, Liver, Kidney - Bensky

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Chinese name Mu Dan Pi
English name Moutan Root Bark, Tree Peony Root, Paeonia suffruticosa
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Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Clears heat and cools the blood:  for heat entering the blood level during a warm-heat pathogen disease with such symptoms as nosebleed, blood in the sputum or vomit, or subcutaneous bleeding.  Also for frequent and profuse menstruation due to heat in the blood.*
  • Clears fire from deficiency:  for yin deficiency patterns such as steaming bone disorder, particularly in the aftermath of a warm-heat pathogen disease.  These are often marked by fever at night with coolness in the morning.  This herb is most appropriate when there is no sweating.*
  • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis:  for Liver blood stasis patterns with amenorrhea, abdominal masses, lumps, or bruises due to traumatic injury.*
  • Clears ascending Liver fire:  for such symptoms as headache, eye pain, flank pain, flushing and pain due to blood stasis following trauma.*
  • Drains pus and reduces swelling:  used topically for firm, non-draining sores, or internally for Intestinal abscess.*

Mu Dan Pi - Paeonia suffruticosa

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