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International Journal of World Medicine, 2023, 4(3); doi: 10.38007/IJWM.2023.040302.

Research Progress of Polygala Tenuifolia in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease


Yilan Shi, Yutang Liu, Meng Zhang

Corresponding Author:
Yutang Liu

Thirteen Departments of Encephalopathy, Xi'an Traditional Chinese Medicine Encephalopathy Hospital, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China


Alzheimer's disease (AD), also known as dementia in traditional Chinese medicine, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, which is progressive and irreversible. The etiology of AD is still unknown, and the current medication can only delay its process. Alzheimer's disease impairs the patient's thinking, memory and independence, affects the patient's social viability and quality of life, and even death. Polygala tenuifolia is a traditional Chinese medicine, which has the functions of tranquilizing mind and improving intelligence, soothing heart and kidney, dispelling phlegm and opening orifices, and reducing swelling, etc. At present, many studies have shown that Polygala tenuifolia and its chemical components can improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, which is a potential ideal drug.


Polygala, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Treatmen

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Yilan Shi, Yutang Liu, Meng Zhang. Research Progress of Polygala Tenuifolia in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. International Journal of World Medicine (2023), Vol. 4, Issue 3: 11-15. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJWM.2023.040302.


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