Blood deficient? Bai shao is an amazing herb for nourishing the blood and regulating the liver qi. Ie: PMS moodiness and irregular menstruation. It helps to stop pain in cases like dysmenorrhea (period cramps). It stops painful spasms especially in the hands and feet, helps with headaches and dizziness. Because of its blood nourishing properties, it's used for preconception nourishment and postpartum to help re nourish the birther and help with lactation.
Category: Tonify the blood
Meridians: Liver & spleen
Taste: Bitter & sour
Temperature: Mildly cold
Instructions: Simmer 4-6 pieces in 3 cups of water until it boils down to one cup, drain and enjoy. It can be used for multiple boils or for a less strong but more convenient ritual you can simply add a few pieces to boiling water in your mug. You can add honey or it can be mixed with other teas for flavour and therapeutic properties. Consult with a TCM herbalist for best results.