Peony Benefits in Medicine and Cosmetic

Peonies Secret Uses for Beauty and Health

These large flowers are beautiful in a bouquet, the richness of colours and the delicateness of petals make it a very decorative flower to have around the house. But did you know that peonies have amazing botanical, medical and cosmetic benefits ? It has been used for centuries in chinese medicine to aleviate menstrual cramps and to facilitate labour. peony for beauty and health

More recent studies in Japan (1982) even prove the strong anti inflammatory benefits of « paeniflorin » found in the roots. These same publications also show effectiveness on rheumatoid issues on animals.

Because of its fantastics anti-inflammatory properties, it is an extremely interesting plant to use in cosmetic formulas.

Peony Powder’s Benefits in Cosmetic :

1. Dry Shampoo :

Peony powder can be used to sooth irritated scalp and is especially recommended for itchy scalps and dandruffs. To make a dry shampoo, Peony powder can be mixed with Iris powder or Arrow-Root powder. A few drops of essential oils can also be added to complete the scalp treatment. Please check this post : Guide for DIY Hair Care with Essential Oils

2 Facial mask :

Use Peony Powder with clay, mix with water to obtain a creamy texture. Apply on your face and let it set until completely dry. The anti inflammatory benefit will sooth your skin and the anti-inflammatory action will have great anti aging benefit.

3 Peony infusion : 

Peony powder can be infused in water and this infusion can then be used as a calming lotion or can be used in your cosmetic cream formulations.

We hope you have enjoyed our blog post. As alaways if you have any comments, please use the comment section below.

Lots of Love

The Spoiled Bee Xx