Paeonia officinalis: What You Need to Know

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Paeonia officinalis, like Paeonia lactiflora (White Peony), is an all-natural extract that offers substantial support for inflammation.

Paeonia officinalis is a long-used herbaceous and hardy perennial. The herb is referred to as the female version in the peony family. The male peony is the Paeonia mascula, which grows in Turkey, Iraq, Azerbaijan, and Greece. The female species is native to France in the Balkans. Scientific evidence reveals that these species have the potential to hybridize when grown together. Although there are many species in the Peony family, these two species exhibit similar properties to Paeonia lactiflora.

Paeonia officinalis Features and Benefits

The herb is characterized by stiff stems up to 75 cm in length with leaves that are deeply cut. It has beautiful red flowers with black seeds that have also been used for various medicinal benefits. Its roots have round tubers often joined by strings of the roots.

Paeonia officinalis in Supporting Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis refers to a chronic autoimmune condition that results in the destruction of the cartilage and erosion of the bones. Clinical studies exploring the condition’s pathogenesis and developing effective therapies have linked Paeonia officinalis to relieving the symptoms of RA. The main bioactive ingredient in the herb is paeoniflorin which has exhibits a range of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-oxidative traits against Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

Oxidative stress is a common symptom exhibited in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Mitochondria play a significant role in the homeostatic maintenance as it serves as the primary source for ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). When ROS is overproduced, the redox equilibrium is disrupted due to abnormal mitochondrial functioning. This results in inflammation. A combination of Paeonia officinalis and Cornus officinalis has been shown to effectively control inflammation.

Paeonia officinalis and Paeonia lactiflora as an Antioxidant

Plants are known to biosynthesize a range of phytochemicals that have exhibited anti-oxidative activities in various studies. Both in vivo and in vitro tests were carried out on the herb’s extracts to determine its anti-oxidative properties. It contains polyphenolics that have helped to reduce the risk of suffering various health conditions.

The production of free radicals in human cells is a normal process. However, when these free radicles are produced in excess, they result in oxidative stress that may cause chronic health conditions such as cancer, aging, and cardiovascular diseases. The herb’s bioactive compounds scavenge free radicles such as ABTS•+ and DPPH which help to maintain the homeostatic equilibrium.

Peony in Helping to Prevent Thrombosis

A study conducted in 2016 revealed that Paeony Spp roots have been traditionally used to improve blood flow and prevent thrombosis. The study found that paeoniflorin increases the urokinase activity (a plasminogen activator), which helps to enhance thrombotic natural resolution. The bioactive compounds thin the blood to prevent the formation of blood clots hence improving blood flow.

Try Paeonia lactiflora Today

Clinical research on Paeonia lactiflora, like Paeonia officinalis, has attributed its anti-inflammatory potency to its bioactive composition. Being a herbaceous plant, this potency is higher as it contains high amounts of polyphenols. The herb’s extracts can be taken in form of tea which serves as a great alternative to caffeinated drinks. Additionally, the herbs extracts can help to reduce hyperpigmentation when helps to keep your skin smooth with balanced melanin production.

We sell Paeonia in small 100 gram sizes (50 servings) as YOWZA Anti-Inflammation Support. We also sell Paeonia in larger 200 gram to 1,000 gram sizes.

Paeonia, a natural anti-inflammatory, is a great alternative for people who do not want to risk the side effects of over-the-counter drugs like NSAIDs. Extracted from pure natural herbs, Paeonia may provide relief from pain and inflammation, and it makes an excellent health supplement. If you’re looking for more information, a good place to start is the Paeonia lactiflora FAQ.

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