Today I came across this amazing article about the benefits of Peony Root’s active ingredient Paeoniflorin that is a lot easier to understand than a lot of medical and scientific evidence. Here is a short summary of it but if you are interested click the link at the bottom of this post and you can read the full article from Life Extension.

What You Need to Know
Regulate Immune Balance With Peony Extract

Regulate Immune Balance With Peony Extract

  • Autoimmune diseases—when the body attacks itself—are among the most heartbreaking of human conditions.
  • Conventional medical therapy aims purely at reducing inflammation, which results in a state of immune suppression and leaves the patient vulnerable to life-threatening infections and cancers.
  • Newer drugs also raise the risk of developing additional diseases, and all are tremendously expensive.
  • Peony glucosides are a time-honored component of traditional Chinese medicine; today it is certified as a drug in China for use in autoimmune disorders.
  • Peony glucosides act naturally, not to simply quash inflammation, but rather to rebalance the disordered immune system, promoting development of regulatory, inflammation-fighting cells while suppressing pro-inflammatory cells and the deadly cytokines they produce.
  • One of the main therapeutic components found in peony glucosides is paeoniflorin.
  • To date peony glucosides have been used in clinical trials involving conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, psoriasis, and other lesser-known conditions.
  • In numerous scientific studies, peony glucosides have been demonstrated to significantly and meaningfully restore immune system balance, reduce symptoms, speed onset of remissions, and reduce the amount of dangerous immunosuppressive drugs required.

 

http://www.lef.org/magazine/2014/3/Safely-Manage-Autoimmune-Diseases/Page-01