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Polygala Root (yuan zhi)

Semen Biotae 

Properties: Sweet in flavour, mild in nature, and it acts on heart, kidney and large intestine channels. As a mild sweet an moistening agent, it is effective in treating the insomnia, dreaminess due to deficiency of the energy of the heart and mind by nourishing the heart to calm the mind. In addition, the herb acts on large intestine channel to relax bowel and relieve constipaion for dryness of intestine and oppilaton.

Effects: Tranquilizing he mind by nourishing the heart, relaxing bowel to relieve the constipation.


1. For the treatment of palpitation, frightening, insomnia, amnesia, spontaneous and night sweating due to deficiency of Qi and blood, less nourishing of heart and mind. The herb is often used together with tonics and traquilzers, such as Radix Ginseng, Radix Astragali, Radix Angelicae Sinesis, Fructus Schisandrae and Concha Ostreae, such as Decoction of Nourishing Heart, Pill of Biotae, etc.

2. For the treatment of consumption of body fluid, retention of pathogenic heat in intestine and dry stool, the herb is usually used with Semen Persicae, Semen Armeniacae Amarum and Semen Pruni, which can moisten the bowel to relieve constipation, such bolus containing five kinds of seed.

Dosage and Administration: 10-20g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Polygala Root (yuan zhi) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Polygala Root (yuan zhi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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