Peony

Posted on August 21 2018

Peony

This flower provides superior moisturizing, soothing, and antioxidant benefits.

There is a saying describing the grace of a beautiful woman: “Sitting like a peony, walking like a lily.” The sumptuous blossom is referred to as the “Queen of Flowers” for its luxurious beauty. Peony symbolises romance and longevity, and offer superior nourishing properties.

Science

Peony extract is valued for Paeoniflorin, which has an anti-oxidant effect similar to Vitamin E. It has been used medicinally for centuries.

History

Peony has microcirculation-boosting properties. It was recorded as an essential extract in the Materia Medica during the Han Dynasty (2nd century B.C.E.). It is listed in over 30 formulas in the Shang Han Lun, a classic text of early Chinese medicine.

Provenance

Paeonia albiflora, native to northern China, blossoms in late spring and is prized for its medicinal properties.

Did You Know

Peony is named for the Greek mythological healer, Paean, a student of Asclepius and a physician to the gods.

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