White Peony Root - Bai Shao Yao - Paeonia lactiflora - 50 grams

$18.61

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Paeonia lactiflora known in China as Bai Shao Yao is also known in the West as White Peony Root

Bao Shao Yao is a natural product which is untreated by heat and is harvested from a shrubby, herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to central and eastern Asia, which reaches a height of around 70cm. The leaves are biternate, compound with approximately 3 trilobed leaflets per leaf, 20–40cm in length,elliptical-ovate in shape and dark green in colour on the upper surface with reddish veins, paler green and hairy on the underside. The flowers are solitary and present on the tops of the stems large and round, opening into fragrant, cup- or bowl-shaped flowers 8–16cm in diameter, with 5-10 white, petals and yellow stamens. The roots are fleshy, thick and tuberous, 5-18cm in length, 1-2cm in diameter and light brown on the outer surface, pinkish-white on the inside.

The roots of Bai Shao Yao or the White Peony have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years.

This is a traditional herb in Chinese Traditional Medicine and, yes, it comes from China. All plant material imported into the UK, no matter where it has originated, has to undergo DEFRA Microbial and stringent phytosanitary tests before it can gain a certificate for legal sale. All our material has been tested. It is wrong to assume that China is the only place where pesticides and heavy metal contamination occurs. Some of the worst contaminated products originate from the USA and the EU - hence the testing required by law

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