Common Peony / Ood Saleeb (عود صلیب) also known as Garden Peony and Paonea Officinalis, a highly efficient herb, is used nowadays like a sole medicine or together with other medicinal herbs for easing emotional nervous ailments. Peony tea or extract has various other benefits that have all been proven by modern research. Some of peony benefits include helping to protect against liver damage caused by chemical toxins and also normalizing blood pressure.
Peony is also used for gout, osteoarthritis, fever, respiratory tract illnesses, and cough. Women use peony for menstrual cramps, polycystic ovary syndrome, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and for starting menstruation or causing an abortion. Peony is also used for viral hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, upset stomach, muscle cramps, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), and to cause vomiting. Peony is also used for spasms, whooping cough (pertussis), epilepsy, nerve pain (neuralgia), migraine headache, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).