We provide Paeoniflorin extract from root of Paeonia albiflora Pall.
Assay: Paeoniflorin 98%
Molecular Formula: C23H28O11
Molecular Weight: 480.47
CAS #: 23180-57-6
Paeoniflorin's major effect seems to be to calm nerves and alleviate spasm. One study has confirmed the efficacy of shakuyaku-kanzo-to (formula with peony and licorice) for relieving muscle cramps due to cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes, and dialysis. Shakuyaku-kanzo-to is approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare for treatment of muscle cramps. Another Japanese formulation known as toki-shakuyaku-san combines peony root with dong quai and four other herbs and has been found to effectively reduce symptoms of cramping and pain associated with dysmenorrhea (painful menses).
Paeoniflorin and peony extracts also enhance mental function in animal studies, suggesting a potential benefit for dementia.