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Medical Uses of Peonies
[From Peonies, by Allan Rogers, p. 13: Traditional Chinese medicine] employs both acupuncture and herbal remedies, utilizing the roots of Paeonia lactiflora (called Radix Paeonae Alba, or bai-shao) and P. veitchii (called Radix Paeonae Rubra, or chi-shao), as well as the roots of suffruticosa tree peonies (mu-dan-pi). The roots of P. emodi are also occasionally employed.


[From Peonies, by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, p. 59:] 'Feng Dan Bai' ('Phoenix White') [is] farmed extensively in Sichuan and Anhui Provinces for medicinal use.

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