Thinleaf Milkwort Root-bark/ Yuan Zhi 16oz
Polygala tenuifolia, also known as yuan zhi, is an herb. Its root is widely used in Chinese medicine to improve memory and combat forgetfulness P. tenuifolia because of its expectorant, tonic, tranquilizing, and antipsychotic properties. In particular, the herb is used against insomnia, neurasthenia, amnesia, depression, anxiety-related palpitations, restlessness, disorientation, dementia, and memory failure. . . Polygala tenuifolia Willdenow is a perennial herbaceous plant distributed widely in China and Korea. In Asia, it is well-known traditional medicine for the treatment of phlegm and detumescence [swelling]. Traditional medicines are prepared from the roots of P. tenuifolia because of its expectorant, tonic, tranquilizing, and antipsychotic properties. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/570134/
Yuan Zhi is said to help coordinate the actions of heart and kidney (adrenal) Qi energy circulation so that our thoughts and actions are connected with our emotions.
The dry root of the plant, “Polygala Tenuifolia”. Being heart and kidney meridians entered, it opens heart qi to calm heart and induce tranquilization and also collects kidney qi to reinforce will and memory. It is the key herb for restoring normal coordination between heart and kidney, inducing tranquilization, improving intelligence, and reinforcing will. It also can aid in curing Epilepsy and mania due to phlegm obstruction of heart, Cough with profuse phlegm, and abscess, deep-rooted carbuncle, and swollen sores. (bioessence.com)
Dosage Oral administration: decocting soup, 3~10g; soaking in wine or pill or powder.
External use: appropriate amount, blended with grind and wine.
Use this herb, for a limited time, following professional advice from a natural health herbal expert.
People with fire in the heart and kidneys and hyperactive yin and yang should not take it.
- Polygala lotus seed porridge
Polygala 30g, lotus seed 15g, japonica rice 50g. Soak Polygala first, peel off the skin, grind with lotus seeds into powder, then cook japonica rice porridge, wait until cooked, finally add Polygala and lotus seed powder, until boiling. Then ready to eat.
Efficacy: nourishes the middle, nourishes the mind, improves ears and eyesight. Indications of insomnia, forgetfulness, dullness, heart palpitations, and other symptoms.
- Polygala wine
Polygala 10g, white wine 500g.
First grind the powder of Polygala, immerse it in white wine, and store it for 3 days.
1 small cup a day.
Efficacy: soothe the nerves, nourish the mind, reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Indications of palpitations, insomnia, confusion and forgetfulness, carbuncle, swelling, and poisoning.