Polygala ( 远志 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Kidneys, Heart, Lungs
This herb is used in formulas to treat restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia; also used to clear phlegm from Lungs and to treat acute and chronic bronchitis.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Calms Spirit, centers mind, and facilitates flow of Qi in the Heart; tonifies Heart Qi, Blood, and Yin; expels Phlegm and clears orifices; expels Phlegm from Lungs.
Common Formulas Used In
Cerebral Tonic Pills; Fritillaria Extract Tablet; Ginseng and Longan; Ginseng and Zizyphus.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is deficient Yin with heat signs.