What is White peony root Extract Powder ?
Peonies have been cultivated in China since about 900 B.C. The white peony is one of the oldest remedies in traditional Chinese medicine. They are a very beautiful and fragrant ornamental flower, but the root is the part valued in Chinese medicine to treat conditions such as abnormal menses, night sweats, abdominal pain, sores and injuries.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Chin-shao-yao refers to white flowered peony, Paeonia albiflora, Mu-sao-yao, which may be Paeonia officinalis in some cases. The plant is found growing wild, and is cultivated for its root which is much prized by Chinese doctors. It is used as a tonic, alterative, astringent and general remedy in the diseases of women. It is specially recommended in pregnancy. Peony is said to be anodyne, diuretic and carminative. It has special action upon the spleen, liver, stomach and intestines and is prescribed in nosebleed, wounds and other hemorrhages. Tree peony or Mou-Tan, Paeonia moutan is known as the king of flowers. The bark of the root is the part used medicinally for fevers, colds, nervous disorders, hemorrhages, headaches and menstrual difficulties.
CONSTITUENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS
the White peony materials used in Chinese herbal medicine contain paeoniflorin, a monoterpene glycoside that contributes the bitter taste. In a test of 19 species and 6 varieties of Peonia, paeoniflorin was the major and characteristic component of all of them, while Paeonia lactiflora was one of three (along with P. tenuifolia and P. veitchii) that had the largest amount, with up to 5.8% paeoniflorin , though average amounts are about half that, about 3%. The root epidermis appears to contain a similar amount of paeoniflorin as found in the central root, with one study indicating about 2.3%; it has been suggested that removing the root epidermis to make white peony may simply be wasteful . There do not seem to be any studies indicating a notable difference in chemical constituents between red and white peony, though this does not rule out the possibility of a significant difference. Laboratory research shows that paeoniflorin has sedative, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory effects. The peony roots also contain slightly modified versions of this basic compound, such as oxypaeoniflorin and benzoylpaeoniflorin.
A simple ketone-paeonol-is an additional main component of moutan (about 1.5% of the root bark); there are also lesser amounts of glycoside compounds derived from it, such as paenoside (paeonol glucoside) and paeonolide (paeonol glucose-arabinose); these are found only in Paeonia suffruticosa and other woody species of Paeonia. These compounds have been shown to be antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, sedative, and anti-spasmodic . In addition, it is reported to reduce lipid peroxidation . Paeonol is also a key component of cyanchum (xuchangqing), used as an analgesic for arthritis and anti-inflammatory for skin rashes, listed with herbs that dispel wind-damp . Paeonol is the aromatic component that gives moutan its characteristic fragrance and acrid taste. It is easily lost during drying and storage; [paeonol content is used as a quality measure for patent preparations for Liuwei Dihuang Wan (Rehmannia Six Formula) and Jiawei Xiaoyao Wan (Bupleurum and Peony Formula) since it is the main volatile component of those widely used formulas. The pharmacological actions of paeoniflorin and paeonol appear to be similar.
Health Benefits of White peony root Extract Powde
It can inhibit platelet aggregation and fight ischemic.
It has an effect on antispasmodic, analgesia, sedation; anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer; hepatoprotective;It can regulate mmunefunction,and hypoxia role.
It is a clinical treatment for coronary heart disease, old age diseases. And it can strengthen health and immune function, anti-inflammatory relieving cough and asthma and so on, In particular, the treatment of chronic respiratory disease may be a supplementary drug.