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Peony roots have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. There has been a resurgence lately on use of peony roots and biochemical characterization of root properties. The list below is not complete. It includes only review articles. Search Google Scholar or other engines for more information. The list of references is huge!

Anon. 2001. Peony (Paeonia spp.) Alternative Medicine Review 6(5):495-499

Choi, W.C., Y.H. Choi, M-R. Cha, Y.S. Kim, G.H. Yon, K.S. Hong, W-K. Park, Y.H. Kim and S.Y. Ryu. 2011. In vitro BACE-1 Inhibitory activity of reveratrol oligomers from the seed extract of Paeonia lactiflora. Planta Med. Gilmore, B. N. Bassil and K. Hummer. 2010. what secrets lurk in peony DNA? USDA Agricultural Research Service National Clonal Germplasm Repository. Unnumbered leaflet. PDF

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