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Di Tao Polygala

A “will strengthening” Chinese herb, often used to soothe nerves and help cope with stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Full Description

Polygala (tenuifolia) also known as Yuan Zhi, is a root used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Often referred to as “will strengthen” it has traditionally been used for its protective effects on the brain.

Derived from the Polygala tenuifolia plant, this botanical marvel has been used for centuries to support mental clarity, cognitive function, and emotional well-being. Polygala is renowned for its adaptogenic properties, helping the body adapt to stressors and promoting a sense of calmness and relaxation. It is also valued for its neuroprotective effects, aiding in the maintenance of healthy brain function and memory.

Additionally, Polygala is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, contributing to overall wellness and longevity.



Possible Benefits
  • Cognitive Support: Polygala is renowned for its ability to support cognitive function, including memory, focus, and mental clarity.
  • Stress Relief: As an adaptogenic herb, Polygala helps the body adapt to stressors, promoting a sense of calmness and relaxation.
  • Emotional Well-being: It has been traditionally used to uplift mood and support emotional balance, making it valuable for managing stress and anxiety.
  • Neuroprotection: Polygala exhibits neuroprotective properties, potentially helping to maintain healthy brain function and protect against age-related cognitive decline.
  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: Some studies suggest that Polygala may possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can contribute to overall health and wellness.
  • Antioxidant Activity: Polygala contains compounds with antioxidant activity, which can help neutralise harmful free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in the body.
  • Respiratory Support: In traditional medicine, Polygala has been used to support respiratory health and ease symptoms of coughs and colds.
  • Digestive Health: It is believed to have digestive benefits, aiding in the relief of digestive discomfort and promoting gastrointestinal wellness.
  • Sleep Support: Some individuals use Polygala to promote restful sleep and alleviate symptoms of insomnia.
  • Longevity: Polygala has been associated with longevity in traditional herbal medicine, with proponents believing it contributes to overall vitality and well-being.
How To use

Product info: extract powder of Polygala
Ideal for: adding to tea, smoothies, or other hot beverages

Full Ingredient List

Wild harvested Polygala root extract 10:1

Additional Info
Weight:80g Miron jar or 250g bag
Origin:“Di Tao” regions of China.
Dosage:1/2 tsp to 1 tsp per day
Safety Notes: Talk to a health professional if you are unsure if this is right for you, especially if you are pregnant, breast feeding or on any medications.


  1. Marc Calokerinos

    I feel the difference