Ingredient Spotlight: Moutan Cortex / Mu Dan Pi

Why we love it

Moutan Cortex is known for its powerful ability to reduce inflammation and promote blood flow, making it an excellent treatment for severe menstrual cramps.

Help with:

  • Severe Cramps

  • Night Sweats

  • Headaches

  • General Aches

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How it heals

In Chinese Medicine, Moutan Cortex clears heat, dispels stasis, and cools and invigorates the blood. It also drains pus and reduces swelling, bringing the body to a more balanced, pain-free state. 

In Western medicine, Moutan Cortex is great for preventing blood clots, lowering blood pressure, regulating heart rhythm, and reducing fevers. It also helps with infertility, seizures, and general body pain.

Fun Fact:The Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) named the tree peony (the flower of this root) as China’s national flower. (Today, the Chinese plum tree is the national flower of China.)



How we use it

“Moutan flowers are edible, and their fresh petals are frequently used to make thick soup or garnish dishes for special occasions.”

- Lulu Ge, co-founder