Peonies are very particular plants used for a long time for ornamental purposes both in gardens and on balconies. Perennial plant, they can be of 2 different types. A completely European one, about 100 centimeters high. The other, Asian, about double the height, or up to 200 centimeters. Peonies are characterized by having really large flowers and leaves. The appearance of its particular flower means that peonies are also simply known as "thornless roses". In fact, looking carefully at them, you notice a lot of similarity with the queens of flowers, or roses. It is also a fragrant and colorful flower. Since ancient times, peonies have also been used in the medical field because they seem to have particular healing properties.
The healing properties of peony
For all those interested in "natural medicine" it will certainly not be a novelty that peonies are also excellent medicinal plants. The healing properties of the peony concern, in particular, the root, but the seeds and the flower itself are always used. In particular, the type of peony used is the so-called "wild", or the peony officinalis. It is perfect for its calming and sedative effects and not surprisingly it is administered in case of cough, even intense, of severe migraines, of neuralgia and of emotional states that lead to symptoms attributable to anxiety. Peony seeds are used in natural medicine because they seem to have respectable purgative properties. In taking peony, however, care must be taken, because overdoses are very dangerous for your health.