OVERVIEW The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species. The relationships between the species need to be further clarified.
CONSTITUENTS Over 262 compounds have been obtained so far from the plants of Paeoniaceae. These include monoterpenoid glucosides, flavonoids, tannins, stilbenoids, triterpenoids, steroids, paeonols, and phenols. In vitro biological activities include antioxidant, antitumor, antipathogenic, immune-system-modulation activities, cardiovascular-system-protective activities and central-nervous-system activities
PARTS USED Dried flowers, Petals
TYPICAL PREPARATIONS The herb known as Paeonia, has been used frequently in traditional medicines of Korea, China and Japan. In Japan its root was used as a treatment for convulsions. It is also cultivated as a garden plant. In China, the fallen petals of Paeonia lactiflora are parboiled and sweetened as a tea-time delicacy. Peony water, an infusion of peony petals, was used for drinking in the Middle Ages. Uses are very numerous and can be administered as a tea, poultice, bath herb, soaps, bath bombs, candles, potpourri, confetti, etc
PRECAUTIONS Specific:Peony ispossibly safewhen used by mouth, short-term. Peony has been used safely for up to 4 weeks. It can cause stomach upset. It can cause rash when it comes in contact with the skin of sensitive people. General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Flowers are AIR DRIED in the sun to prevent discoloring and browning. These ARE NOT FRESH CUT FLOWERS! They are whole flowers and loose petals, as pictured. Please note that this is a natural product, and there may be variations in colour or scent from batch to batch.
You will receive your selected amount of dried petals or flowers, freshly sealed in a zip - lock bag.