Polygala tenuifolia Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinese senega-root

Polygala tenuifolia is an herb in the family Polygalaceae which is hardy to USDA Zone 6.

Polygala tenuifolia

Medical use

Economic importance of Polygala tenuifolia

Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, Chita, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk , Tuva
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Primorye
    • China: China - Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan
    • Eastern Asia: Korea

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Analgesic
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Root (0.12 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Root (290 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Iron found in Root (290 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Root (290 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Root (290 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiedemic
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Root (290 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiulcer
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Hepatoprotective
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Root (247 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Larvicide
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Laxative
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Mosquitocide
Beta-amyrin found in Root
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Pesticide
Arsenic found in Root (0.12 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Root (290 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Root (9 ppm)
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Root (3420 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (960 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (2900 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]