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Peony (Paeonia officinalis)




antispasmodic, analgesic, hemostatic

Areas of application:

Fever, bad breath, convulsive asthma, uterine bleeding, abdominal pain, muscle cramps, rheumatism, gout, epilepsy, inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes, fibroids, abscesses, painful injuries, headaches, anemia, cramps, night sweats

Plant parts used:

Flowers for tea beautification, roots, ripe seeds

Collection time:

May to June and August to September


Flavonoids, paeonin, starch, glucose, fat, tannin, sugar, protein, mucus


☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of root is served cold with 1/4 liter of water and heated to boiling, then strain. 1 cup per day is sufficient, larger amounts cause stomach irritation.

Overdose can cause vomiting, diarrhea and cramps!!! Side effects are not expected at normal dosage.

The petals of the peony can be used in scented pillows and are also used to make perfume.


Hildegard von Bingen: The peony has good strength and is good against fever. Crush the root and put a moderate amount of it in wine and drink often and it will drive away three and four day fevers. Whoever throws out a lot of rubbish and has stinking breath from it, let him cut slices from the root and boil them in wine and drink it, and it will be better.

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