甘肃 纹党参 一等（12oz/盒）
Codonopsis pilosula /Dang Shen First-rate (12oz/Box)
“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:
Codonopsis is sweet and neutral in nature [neither cooling nor warming]. It is used for nourishing qi, quenching thirst, invigorating the spleen and lungs, nourishing blood and promoting fluid. It is used for spleen and lung qi deficiency, poor appetite and fatigue, cough and asthma, lack of qi and blood, chlorosis, palpitations, shortness of breath, slow healing body wounds and thirst, internal heat [inflammation]. It quenches thirst.
It enters the Spleen and Lung meridians.
Indications: Codonopsis nourishees “the middle” [the digestive center], nourishes qi, nourishes body fluid and nourishes lung. It is used for treatment of weakness of spleen and stomach, deficiency of both qi and blood, body fatigue, loss of 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 weak qi deficiency.
Oral administration: decoction, 6~15g; or boil ointment, pill, or powder. It should be used for nourishing body fluid and nourishing blood; for nourishing the spleen and benefiting the lung, it should be used for [inflammation.]
Cautions: pay attention to possible allergy. [Since codonopsis “raises qi” for prolapsed organs, avoid use for people who are dizzy, violent, or have fever.] Do not use it 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. Codonopsis pilosula 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. Codonopsis pilosula 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.