Other names : Codonopsis Pilosula Modesta, Codonopsis tangshen, Codonopsis tubulosa, Bastard Ginseng, Bellflower, Bonnet Bellflower, Campanule à Bonnet, Chuan Dang, Codonopsis Modestae, Codonopsis pilosula, Dangshen, Dong Seng, Ginseng Bâtard, Ginseng du Pauvre, Racine de Campanule à Bonnet, Radix Codonopsis, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae, Dang Shen, Poor man's ginseng.
Special Precautions of Codonopsis
The benefits of Codonopsis are
Often called “the poor man’s ginseng” codonopsis is both a culinary delicacy and a medicinal herb. Although the roots take 3 years to mature, it is well worth the wait. Rich in saponins, it has the ability to penetrate and cleanse tissue. It reduces blood pressure, increases hemoglobin, and immunity. It is used in TCM as a mild substitute for Panax Ginseng.
- It is a spleen qi tonic and is used for poor appetite, gastric irritation, and/or ulcers, fatigue, and weak limbs.
- It is also a lung qi tonic and can be used for shortness of breath with a dry cough, asthma and frequent respiratory tract infections (use it with Prince Ginseng).
- It increases hemoglobin levels and the number of red blood cells as well. .
- Dang Shen is commonly used to strengthen the immune system (cancer, HIV, mononucleosis)
- HIV infection
- Protection against radiotherapy in cancer treatment : It is frequently used in Fu Zheng Therapy to prevent side effects from chemotherapy or radiation.
- brain disorders
- diabetes : It is also indicated for insulin resistance and NIDDM along with Chinese Dioscorea, Astragalus, and Lycium fruit
- Mild Adaptogen