TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "mu dan pi" which in english is "tree peony root cortex", is categorized within the "herbs that cool the blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, kidney and liver channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and cool 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:
Mu Dan Pi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid in Pregnancy, Excess Menses due to Blood moving action.
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding mu dan pi:
Compare with Chi Shao Yao.
Mu Dan Pi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps), headache and/or women's health
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, mu dan pi is generally included in the following 17 formulas:
As noted above, mu dan pi is within the herbs that cool the blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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