The Supportive One
Chinese Name: Bai Shao / 白芍
White Peony root helps with both physical and emotional stress. How can one plant help with both of these parts of your period?
First, White Peony helps keep our period cramps at bay by easing muscle spasms. White Peony is known for being particularly helpful in the abdominal area, right where we need it!
Diving deeper, the abdominal pain experienced during our periods is an indicator of Blood Deficieny (i.e., your body is lacking in nutrient delivery somewhere). This Blood Deficiency is most likely connected to Spleen Qi, which controls the Blood, and… our emotional processing!
With this connection, it becomes clearer how White Peony helps with both physical cramps and emotional stress – by nourishing the Spleen Qi, which is weakened by stagnant Liver Qi.
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