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Mu Dan Pi

Moutan | 牡丹皮
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SKU M0890

Ingredient: Moutan bark (mu dan pi) (Paeonia moutan).

FUNCTIONS: Clears heat, cools blood, invigorates blood circulation, disperses blood stasis.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 牡丹皮
Pin-Yin: Mu Dan Pi
English: Moutan
Korean: 목단피
Romaji: Botanpi
Kanji: 牡丹皮
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Moutan Cortex


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Acrid, bitter, slightly cold

Channels Entered:

  • Heart, liver, kidney

Herb Actions:

  • Clears heat and cools the blood
  • Clears fire from deficiency
  • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis
  • Clears ascending liver fire
  • Drains pus and reduces swelling



  • Not recommended for those with cold in the blood
  • Not recommended for those who are pregnant or have excessive menstrual bleeding

Commonly Found In:

  • Bupleurum & Peony Formula, Rehmannia Six Formula, Rehmannia Eight Formula, Cinnamon & Hoelen Formula

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