Botanical Name – Codonopsis pilosula
Chinese Name – DANG SHEN
English Name – Codonopsis Root
Codonopsis pilosula, also known as dang shen, codonopsis or poor man’s ginseng, is a perennial species of flowering plant in the bellflower family. It is native to Asia, where it grows in forests, meadows, and scrub.
Codonopsis is an important herb in Chinese medicine. The root contains saponins, triterpenes and steroids, it is similar in action to ginseng (Panax species), but it is milder and has a shorter-lasting effect.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Adaptogen – Codonopsis Root is a gentle tonic that increases energy levels and helps the body adapt to stress.
Energy Boosting – It is a sweet, warm, soothing herb that is taken as an energy tonic. It also helps increase endurance to stress and promotes alertness.
Immunostimulant – It acts mainly on the spleen, lungs and stomach, raising secretion of body fluids and blood sugar levels, and stimulating the immune system.
Stomachic – Codonopsis can also be used to aid a poor appetite and digestion problems.
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