Codonopsis Root

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Common Name: 
 Codonopsis Root, Codonopsis, False Ginseng, Bonnet Bellflower, Bastard Ginseng, Tangshen, Chuan Dang, Radix Codonopsitis Pilosulae, Poor man's ginseng, Bonnet Flower Root

Botanical Name:  Codonopsis pilosula 
Chinese / Pin Yin Name:  Dang Shen
Codonopsis Root Dosage:  Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Codonopsis Root Precautions:  Do not use if pregnant or nursing.   Side effects have been reported such as: dizziness, discomfort in the chest area, feeling nervous and uneasy, and dry mouth.

Codonopsis Root Benefits & Information

Codonopsis, a member of the Campanulaceae family, is an herbaceous perennial the grows throughout Asia.  Codonopsis root is a common food staple, often used in soups and stews.  Codonopsis root also has a long history of medicinal use as a mild tonic to strengthen the body and nourish the blood. Studies have found that codonopsis root contains adaptogens that help protect the body for stress and illness as well as demulcent compounds that moisten mucous membranes. 

In traditional Chinese medicine codonopsis root tonifies the middle jiao, invigorates lung and spleen qi, nourishes the blood, and generates body fluids.  Codonopsis Root promotes a healthy immune system, benefits the nervous system, promotes dilation of peripheral blood vessels, benefits the digestive system, supports respiratory health, benefits cardiovascular health, protects liver health, may benefit memory, fights fatigue, and supports healthy blood pressure.

Codonopsis root can be used in cooking, teas, decoctions, tinctures and in a compress.  Codonopsis powder is perfect to make your own fresh filler-free capsules or added to your recipes.

Codonopsis Root Herb Category: 

Codonopsis Root Properties:
Sweet, Neutral

Codonopsis Root Channels / Meridians: Lung, Spleen
Codonopsis Root Naturally Occurring Components:  α-Spinasterol, Stigmasta-7, 22-dien-3-one, Codopiloic acid,  Octadecadienoic acid, polysaccharides, inulin, saponins, scutellarein, resins, mucus, glycosides

Herbs That Combine with Codonopsis Root

Astragalus     Patchouli     Notoginseng     Schisandra     Bai Zhu


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