TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "chi shao" which in english is "red peony root", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and spleen channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cool and sour (suan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Chi Shao has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding chi shao:
Chi Shao may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps), furuncles (boils) and/or trauma
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, chi shao is generally included in the following 12 formulas:
As noted above, chi shao is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... for blood stasis - pain, abscesses and ulcers, abdominal masses. )".