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Mu Dan Pi #1094

Pin Ying Name: Mu Dan Pi

Chinese Name: 牡丹皮

English Name: Tree Peony

Latin Name: Moutan, Cortex

Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Cool Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
6-12g 30g (Maximum)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat and cools (and harmonizes) the Blood

  • Xue Stage Heat with epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis or subcutaneous bleeding
  • Menorrhagia due to Blood Heat

Clears Deficiency Fire

  • Yin Deficiency Heat signs especially in the aftermath of Warm Febrile Disease with fever at night and coolness in the morning (most appropriate when the is no sweating), steaming bones

Invigorates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis

  • Blood Stasis with amenorrhea, abdominal masses, lumps or bruises due to trauma, menstrual cramping
  • Liver Blood Stagnation

Clears Liver Fire

  • Liver Fire with headache, eye pain, flank pain, flushing and dysmenorrhea

Drains pus and reduces swelling

  • Non-draining sores (topical)
  • Intestinal abscesses (internal)
  • Contraindicated in those with Cold Blood (Cold disorders).
  • Contraindicated in those with excessive menstruation not due to Blood Heat combined with Blood Stasis.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated in those with a weak Stomach or Cold from Stomach Deficiency.