Plant and Herbs

Rhizoma Polygonati for Body and Health

Rhizoma Polygonati is a medicinal herb used as a component of traditional Chinese medicine in treating COVID-19.

What are the benefits of using Rhizoma Polygonati?

  • It may help with spleen and stomach Qi deficiency with lassitude, fatigue, and loss of appetite.
  • It may help with stomach Yin deficiency with a loss of appetite, loss of taste, dry mouth, dry stools, and abdominal distention due to Qi stagnation.
  • It may help with lung Qi and Yin deficiency with a little sputum, dry cough, and cough due to consumption.
  • It may help with kidney Yin and Jing deficiency with light-headedness, lower back pain, and weakness of the lower extremities.


  • Contraindicated for those with excessive dampness.
  • Contraindicated for those with diarrhea due to cold.
  • Shouldn’t be used for those with internal damp-heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with fullness in the middle with vomiting.
  • Contraindicated for those with phlegm-heat cough.
  • Shouldn’t be used for those with childhood nutritional impairment with food accumulation.

Important Note:

There is not much scientific evidence that Rhizoma Polygonati can help with the benefits mentioned above and medical conditions. Always consult a doctor before using herbs or any plant extracts.