Polygala


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Polygala

 

a plant genus of the family Polygalaceae. Members are perennial, rarely annual, grasses and semishrubs with alternate leaves. The irregular flowers grow in racemes. Approximately 600 species exist, found almost all over the world. There are approximately 30 species in the Soviet Union; Polygala vulgaris and P. amarella, which grow in damp meadows, and P. comosa, which grows in dry meadows, are common in the European part. An infusion used as an expectorant is made from the roots of P. tenuifolia and P. sibirica.

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Possible mechanism of the antidepressant effect of 3,6'-disinapoyl sucrose from Polygala tenuifolia Willd.
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While hiking the outskirts of the Bokkeveld Mountains of South Africa during a sabbatical in 1997, university professor Alan Meerow first encountered Polygala myrtifolia, the showy evergreen shrub known as "cape milkwort.
IF you're looking for an unusual splash of spring colour in a raised bed or rockery, look no further than the polygala - a low-spreading evergreen which produces pretty pea-like flowers in spring and early summer.
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Polygala If you are looking for an unusual splash of spring colour in a raised bed or rockery, look no further than the polygala, a low-spreading evergreen which produces pretty pea-like flowers in spring and early summer.