The peony is one of the most used plants in Eastern culture. During the middle ages, peonies were painted with their ripe seed capsules, since the seeds were said to be particularly potent. Mischievous nymphs were said to hide within the peony petals, giving it the meaning of bashfulness in the language of flowers. Peonies have an amazing amount of supportive benefits. It has often been used for easing emotionally nervous ailments and protecting against liver damage. The blossoms have been used to ease menstrual cramps, support PMS symptoms, and as an emmenagogue. Some have used the blossoms for polycystic ovarian syndrome. Otherwise, the herb has been found to be supportive for upset stomach, muscle cramping, nerve pain (neuralgia), migraine headaches, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Enjoy these buds in a tea or a bath.