White Peony Root

White Peony is a common herb in traditional Chinese herbology, used for soothing the liver to calm irritibility, tension, and to relieve pain.  It is thought to detoxify and nourish the blood, which in turn acts on various aspects of the body.  In addition to Peony’s effect on sleep and pain, it is also used for allergies and excessive sweating.

Paeoniflorin exerts analgesic and hypnotic effects:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26514553

Sedative and hypnotic effect of freeze-dried paeoniflorin:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24783931

Neuroprotective effect of paeoniflorin on cerebral ischemia:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1751175/