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“Codonopsis seems to stimulate the central nervous system. It also seems to promote weight gain and increase endurance, as well as increase red and white blood cells counts and promote blood circulation.” (rxlist.com, webMD.com)
“Codonopsis is an herb. People use the root to make medicine. Codonopsis is used to treat HIV infection and to protect cancer patients against side effects of radiation treatment.” (webMD.com)
From the manufacturer:
The taste is sweet and its nature is neutral [neither warming nor cooling] This product is the dried root of Codonopsis pilosa, Codonopsis pilosa (West Codonopsis) or Codonopsis radiata. Indications: Weakness of spleen and stomach, deficiency of both qi and blood, body fatigue, loss of appetite, loose stools, internal heat. It is used to reduce thirst, chronic diarrhea, prolapse of the anus, lung deficiency and cough, shortness of breath and spontaneous sweating, and micro-circulation deficiency.
It enters the Spleen and Lung meridians.
Indications: It nourishes the middle [digestive center], nourishes qi, body fluids and nourishes lung. It is used to cure spleen and stomach weakness, qi and blood deficiency, body fatigue, poor appetite, loose stools, internal heat. It reduces thirst, chronic diarrhea, prolapse of the anus, lung deficiency and cough, shortness of breath and spontaneous sweating, and micro-qi deficiency.
Cautions: Since codonopsis “raises qi” for prolapsed organs, avoid use for people who are dizzy, violent, or have fever. It is not suitable for use with Veratrum (false hellebore.)
1. Polygonatum odoratum , Codonopsis Porridge
Polygonatum odoratum 20g, Codonopsis pilosula 30g, and rice 50g.
First, decoct Polygonatum odoratum (Solomon’s Seal) and Codonopsis pilosula to get the juice. After removing the residue, add the rice, and add some water to cook the porridge. Eat it 2 times a day while it is hot.
Efficacy: Replenishing Qi and Nourishing Yin. Indications of fatigue, weakness, spontaneous sweating, heart palpitations, poor appetite, dry mouth, hot hands, feet, and night sweats, insomnia and excessive or troubled dreaming. Suspend the use of this recipe during colds, bloating and anorexia.
2. Dang Shen Rice Tea
Codonopsis 30 grams, 100 grams of rice.
Wash the Codonopsis and rice separately, grind the Codonopsis after drying, fry the rice, and put them in a casserole. Add 1000 ml of water, soak for 1 hour, decoct for 20 minutes, stop the fire, pour it into a thermos after precipitation, and drink it instead of tea.
Efficacy: nourish the spleen and stomach, nourish qi and nourish yin. Indications: Weakness of the spleen and stomach, loss of appetite, and dull pain in the stomach.
3. Guishen Stewed Hen
15 grams of Angelica (tang kuei) 15 grams of Codonopsis, 1 hen, green onions, ginger, cooking wine, and salt.
After the hen is slaughtered, the hair and internal organs are removed, washed, and the angelica and ginseng are put into the belly of the chicken, and then the chicken is put into the casserole, adding the appropriate amount of green onion, ginger, cooking wine, salt, and water, and then placing the casserole on the fire. Bring to a boil and simmer until the chicken is cooked. Serve. When eating, you can eat meat and soup in separate meals.
Efficacy: nourishing blood and strengthening body. It is suitable for chronic hepatitis and various anemias of liver and spleen blood deficiency.
4. Ginseng date rice
10 grams of Codonopsis, 250 grams of glutinous rice, 50 grams of jujube date, and sugar.
Cook the codonopsis and jujube for about 30 minutes, and set aside the liquid medicine for later use. Wash the glutinous rice, after steaming, add the Codonopsis and jujube pieces. Add cane sugar to the liquid medicinal solution and pour it on the jujube rice. Serve. Can be eaten for breakfast.
Efficacy: invigorating the spleen and qi. Indications for physical weakness, fatigue, fatigue, palpitations, insomnia, loss of appetite, loose stools and edema.
5. Shen Qi Shou Wu Jing
250 grams of Codonopsis, 250 grams of Astragalus, 200 grams of Polygonum multiflorum, 500 grams of sugar.
Wash dangshen, astragalus, and shouwu, soak in cold water, add water to a boil, change to simmer after boiling. Drink the liquid medicine every half an hour, and decoct 3 times; mix the 3 decoctions, remove the medicine residue, and then continue to simmer and condense, and stop cooking when it becomes thick as a cream. [Use this as a tonic extract]
6. Ginseng wine
15 grams of Codonopsis, 15 grams of wolfberry (aka goji berry), 500 ml of rice wine. Wash Codonopsis and Chinese wolfberry fruits, dry them and grind them into coarse powder, put them in a narrow-necked bottle, add rice wine, seal the mouth of the bottle, shake once a day, and steep it for more than 7 days.
Take 15 ml each time, 1 time in the morning and evening.
Efficacy: To replenish qi and blood, calm the mind and spirit. Indications: for deficiency of the heart and spleen, palpitations, insomnia, sleepless nights, loss of appetite, fatigue, etc.
7. Shenqi Decoction
Codonopsis 250 grams, Astragalus 250 grams, 500 grams of sugar. Wash Codonopsis and Astragalus, soak thoroughly in cold water, add appropriate amount of water to make a decoction.
Drink some of the liquid medicine once every half an hour. Make a decoction 3 times in total, and then combine the liquid medicine batches. Simmer the combined liquid medicine until it is thick and then stop cooking. After the concentrated liquid has cooled, add sugar to absorb the liquid medicine, mix it evenly, dry, crush, and put it into a glass bottle.
Dosage: Dissolve with boiling water and take it, 10 grams each time, 2 times a day.
Efficacy: For replenishing the Qi of the lungs and spleen. It is suitable for symptoms such as qi deficiency, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, poor appetite, loose stools, organ prolapse, edema, wheezing, and dizziness.