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Yuan Zhi

Polygala | 遠志
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SKU P5710

Ingredient: Polygala root (yuan zhi).

Mandarin: 遠志
Pin-Yin: Yuan Zhi
English: Polygala
Korean: 원지
Romaji: Onji
Kanji: 遠志
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Polygalae Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Bitter, acrid, slightly cold

Channels Entered:

  • Heart, lung

Herb Actions:

  • Calms the spirit and heart
  • Expels phlegm, clears the orifices, and aids in cough relief
  • Alleviates swelling and aids in reduction of abscesses


  • Not recommended for those with yin deficiency with heat signs


Commonly Found In:

  • Ginseng & Longan Combination; Ginseng & Zizyphus Formula; Mantis Formula; Ginseng, Bupleurum & Longan Combination; Ginseng Nutritive Combination

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