Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora) – a plant with a wide range of uses, among others, to treat gout, joint degenerative disease and cough. Peony extract are eagerly used also by women mainly for menstrual pain, premenstrual syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The main action of peony is associated mainly with its ability to modulate the immune response.
Paenoniflorin, one of the main and predominant bioactive ingredients found in the plant, shows great anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. This ingredient has an immunosuppressive effect and also stimulates immune mechanisms, thereby reducing susceptibility to infections.
Taking into account these properties of the plant, its supplementation is recommended to individuals prone to any infections and struggling with inflammation and autoimmune diseases.