Chi Shao (Red Peony Root)
Chinese Herb: Chi Shao
(Red Peony, Red Peony Root); Paeonia veitchii; Radix Paeoniae
Red Peony Root is strikingly sour and bitter, and slightly cold. Classified as a Blood Invigorator, it is generally indicated for supporting healthy blood circulation. However, because of its cool energy, it can also cool the blood. Where White Peony is considered more of a tonic, Red Peony is more of a Blood Invigorator.