Tea for the Creative Mind: Polygala (Yuan Zhi)

tea for the creative mind - Polygala

Looking for tea for the creative mind? Our favorite is made from Polygala tenuifolia (Yuan Zhi) extract.

Polygala tenuifolia, an herbal extract used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), makes an exceptional tea for the creative mind. Below, I’ll highlight some of the health benefits of Polygala tenuifolia, also commonly known as Yuan Zhi.

Health Benefits of Polygala tenuifolia


  • Improving Memory and Creative Thinking

Polygala tenuifolia is a perennial extract that grows well in well-drained soil. It’s Chinese name, Yuan Zhi, means “high intentions.” The tea has the potential to decrease mental fatigue and enhance concentration. Improved memory, improved focus, and protection against cognitive ailments may also facilitate the development of more creative ideas. As such, some herbal medical practitioners refer to Polygala as a “tea for the creative mind.”

In addition, the extract is used as a supplement in making a brain focus smoothie that supports nootropic brain health. The leaves of Polygala extract are blended with drinks of fresh fruits to make smoothies that enhance clarity and creative thinking. They also energize your body by minimizing mental and physical fatigue.

  • Reducing Stress

In traditional Chinese medicine terms, consumption of supplements containing Polygala tenuifolia can balance the heart and the kidney’s qi, thereby enhancing emotional stability.

In addition to being a tea for the creative mind, Yuan Zhi has several therapeutic uses, including the potential to help reduce stress. This herbal extract has anti-psychotic and antidepressant properties, which may cause an adaptogenic action on cortisol, the stress hormone, to help prevent stress-related illnesses and help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment during the aging process.

  • Supporting Treatment for Inflammation

Polygala tenuifolia has antibacterial, cardiotonic, hemolytic, sedative, and tonic properties that can be used to support treatment for inflammation in the throat, nose, chest, and lungs. The tea also supports treatment for such conditions as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and whooping cough.

Learn More About Tea for the Creative Mind

Looking for tea for the creative mind? Linden Botanicals has got you covered.

Polygala tenuifolia extract supports various body system functions due to its anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic, antioxidant, and nootropic properties that have the potential to help you optimize your health. Above all, it makes a wonderful tea for the creative mind to enhance focus, concentration, and creative thinking.

Linden Botanicals sells Polygala tenuifolia in small 100 g sizes (50 servings) as OM! Mood Support. We also sell Polygala in larger sizes (200 g to 1,000 g). To learn more, we recommend starting with the Polygala FAQ.

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