Codonopsis is referred to as dang shen in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where it has been employed for its healthful qualities for centuries.
Often used in herbal formulas in place of ginseng, codonopsis root is considered a gentle qi (energy) tonic and adaptogenic herb in TCM.
A cooling herb, useful in any illness in which a deficiency of digestive energies is the underlying cause.
Has been used to ease asthma attacks.
Sometimes used to assist recovery of strength and vitality in cancer patients treated with radiation therapy.
Some herbalists feel that the adaptogenic action of Codonopsis may help to retrain the immune system in lupus.
Codonopsis root is typically prepared as a decoction or extract.
The long, sweet taproot is used extensively in herbalism.
1 ounce dried chopped root
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