Polygala (Yuan Zhi)

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What is Polygala?

Polygala, known as Yuan Zhi, is a root used in traditional Chinese medicine for its ability to improve memory and protect against cognitive ailments. Research suggests that its anti-amnesiac and adaptogen-like properties can aid with brain growth, and may improve spatial awareness and organization. Early evidence suggests that it might also have an antidepressant effect.*


What are the Benefits of Polygala?

A powerhouse ingredient, Polygala has adaptogen-like properties that can support cognitive function and brain growth.  Studies have also shown that it can protect against cognitive ailments, like memory loss, and may help support the nervous system.  

Polygala benefits*:

  • Improves memory and protects against cognitive ailments
  • Aids with brain growth and improves focus and awareness
  • Boosts mood

Polygala in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Polygala is a root used in traditional Chinese medicine for its protective effects on the brain.  It has been widely used in the treatment of insomnia, forgetfulness, depression, cough, palpitation, and other diseases. It has been thought to possess neuroprotective, antidepressant, hypnotic-sedative, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antitumor, antioxidant, antiaging, and antiarrhythmic effects, among others.*

How to Take Polygala

Polygala is commonly available as an oral tablet or capsule, extract or tea. Polygala is used in our supplements and can be found in our SHARP FOCUS.

Easily incorporate Polygala into your lifestyle with The Hao Life’s Chinese herbal supplements. Explore our herbal superblends to find out which one meets your unique needs!


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