Pinyin: mu dan pi
ENGLISH NAME: Tree Peony (Root Bark)
LATIN NAME: Moutan Cortex
Properties: bitter, acrid, cool
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1.Clears Heat and Cools Blood
2. Invigorates Blood Circulation and Disperses Blood Stasis
6 to 12 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Cold in nature, Mu Dan Pi should be used with caution in patients who are experiencing deficiency and cold.
• Since Mu Dan Pi has blood-activating and stasis-removing functions, it is contraindicated in patients who are pregnant or have excessive bleeding during menstruation.