Peony contains flavonoids, tannin and other useful components. It has soothing, anti-inflammatory, choleretic properties. Peony also has hemostatic, and anticonvulsant effect. Preparations on the basis of peony exert on the nervous system sedative effect, so they are used to treat insomnia, neurotic conditions, and other disorders of the nervous system. In result, eliminates headaches, improves appetite, increases efficiency, improves mood. The therapeutic effect is due to the presence of glycosides (methyl salicylate and salicin).
Peony is used for the treatment of colds, it removes heat, resolves inflammation, promotes expectoration of phlegm, diuretic. Drugs peony eliminate the symptoms of alcohol poisoning, help eliminate toxins from the body, cleansing the liver and kidneys. Peony normalizes metabolism, increases the acidity of gastric juice, has a positive effect on the digestive process. It accelerates the healing process of wounds and ulcers, relieves spasms of smooth muscles of internal organs, blood vessels.
Peony flowers contain aromatic substances, so they are used to improve the taste of medical solutions. They contain ascorbic acid, therefore, decoctions and infusions are used to treat colds. Tincture of the flowers of the peony is used as external agent for joint aches and sciatica. The seeds of the plant contain large amounts of fatty oils. Medicines on their basis prescribed for the treatment of angina and pulmonary diseases, gastritis and uterine bleeding.
The leaves of the peony contains many flavonoids, vitamin C, starch, this part of the plant used for the treatment of inflammations, lung diseases, colds, digestive disorders, epilepsy, nervous disorders, cramps, allergies. The tubers are used for making funds from seizures, gout, and epilepsy. In the official medicine uses the infusion of the underground part of the peony for the treatment of chronic fatigue, insomnia, neurasthenic States, headaches, vegetative-vascular disorders of various origins. The roots of peony include the charges for cancer treatment. They are also prescribed for the treatment of viral diseases, epilepsy, diseases of the liver and kidneys, poisoning.