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The Science of Peony Root

The active ingredient in white peony root, paeoniflorin, is scientifically proven and has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese, Ayurveda and European herbal medicine for it’s anti-inflammatory and calming properties.  


  • Is Anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces itchiness
  • Is Antibacterial
  • Soothes and moisturizes
  • Promotes natural healing                  

How Does it Work

Peony glucosides work to simultaneously suppress excessive harmful immune functions while also boosting calming immune components.  This level of immune balancing is beyond what most products do as other products typically either boost or suppress immunity, not both at the same time. 

Our Organic White Peony Root

Dove River Peonies, home of the Pure Peony range, is New Zealand’s first organic white peony root farm.   We sustainably farm and guarantee the quality and traceability of our products as we manage the whole process from our organic peony patch through to our finished product range.

Our peony root is independently tested by the Cawthron Institute in Nelson to establish the paeoniflorin levels.

Our soil has been independently tested by Hills Laboratory to confirms our soil purity.

We sustainably harvest, wash, slice and dry our root organically on site.

 All our products are 100% natural, use our peony root and don’t contain nasty chemicals or animal products and are free from animal testing.

 White Peony is also known as:

Paeonia lactiflora, Bai Shao Yao, Peony root, and Chinese Peony.