Peony is a flamboyant bloom that imparts scenic beauty and exotic fragrance to the garden. It can grow up to a height of 30 inches with long lobed leaves. This herbaceous flowering perennial plant produces large fragrant blooms that depict the idea of a cup or bowl, possessing white, pink, or crimson petals.
Historically, the Greeks used peonies to induce menstruation and cure epilepsy. In the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicinal) system, peonies are documented as an excellent aid for hypertension, muscular cramps and spasms, fever, and chest pain. Today, herbalists add peonies to preparations for creating a sound treatment for gout, cough, respiratory tract infections, osteoarthritis, fever, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, and inducing abortion.
The knee-high stems and dense green foliage with lavish blooms make peonies a perfect ingredient for bordering the garden. Its key active ingredient is paeoniflorin that is majorly held responsible for all the amazing pharmacologic effects of peony. Its root extract is fervently used to ameliorate hyperpigmentation by reducing the over-production of melanin.