White Peony Root （BaiShao）
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Nourishes the Blood and regulates menstruation；
Astringes Yin and adjusts the Ying and Wei；
Calms Liver Yang and Liver Wind and alleviates pain；
Softens the Liver and relieves pain
Liver Blood Deficiency with menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge and uterine bleeding accompanied by a pale face, a lusterless complexion and dull, lusterless nails；
Anemia；Breast distention and premenstrual syndrome；
Yin Deficiency sweating；
Sweating due to Yin Collapse；
Disharmony between the Liver and Spleen；
Disharmony between the Ying and Wei with non-productive sweating；
Liver Qi Stagnation with Liver Yang Rising；
Liver Wind with Yin and Blood Deficiency；
Bi syndrome due to Blood Deficiency with pain and spasms；
Diarrhea, borborygmus and abdominal pain；
Dysenteric disorders with tenesmus
Contraindicated for those with diarrhea from Deficiency Cold (Yang Deficiency).
Contraindicated for those with eczema or rashes from External Wind Attack with incomplete expression.
Contraindicated postpartum for those with Blood Stagnation or those who are still bleeding.
Do not use in large doses or over a prolonged period for those with Liver disorders.
This herb may be associated with drowsiness, so use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery.
Antagonizes Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu.
Antagonizes Hb. Cephalanoplos Xiao Ji.
Incompatible with Rz. et Rx. Veratri Li Lu.
Use caution for those taking anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and enoxaprin (Lovenox) or antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin, dipyridamole (Persantine), and clopidogrel (Plavix).
Use caution for those taking insulin, sulfonylureas and other anti-diabetics such as tolbutamide (Orinase), glipizide (Glucotrol) and glyburide (DiaBeta/Micronase) as there may be a synergistic effect leading to hypoglycemia.
Use caution with sedatives as this herb has a sedative and analgesic effect on the central nervous system. It prolongs sleeping time induced by barbiturates and has a protective effect against seizures induced by cardiazol.