Polygalae Radix

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Polygalae Radix (PR) is the dried root of P. tenuifolia Willd. Or Polygala sibirica L. and is listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia (State Pharmacopoeia Commission, 2015 edition). PR is an important traditional Chinese medicine used to promote intelligence and tranquilize the mind as well as an expectorant and for detumescence.


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