Dried Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen / Radix Codonopsis) 500g
Codonoposis Root has many other names such as Dang Shen or poor man’s ginseng as it a cheaper alternative. The root is commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine. It is used traditionally used for ailment associated with weakness, fatigue, poor appetite and anaemia. It is also proved helpful for diarrhoea, vomiting, flatulence and excessive stomach acid. The Codonoposis Root can be used in teas or savoury dishes with rice.
Codonopsis Root has many other names such as Dang Shen or poor man’s ginseng as it a cheaper alternative. The root is commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine. In China, the herb is regarded as both a food and medicine. It is often ground into flour, boiled with rice, added to soups and used as an ingredient in nourishing teas. The roots are viewed as an effective and more affordable substitute for ginseng, hence the name ‘poor man’s ginseng’.
Just like ginseng, Codonoposis Root is collected from the wild so is considered more powerful than those that are cultivated. Roots of high quality have a sweet flavour considered too poor quality roots which have little taste and are considered to be less value for medicinal purposes.
What’s so good about Codonopsis Root?
Just because it is considered the poor man’s ginseng, it doesn’t mean that Codonopsis Root isn’t pretty impressive! It is traditionally used to treat weakness, fatigue, poor appetite and anaemia. It can be helpful for diarrhoea, vomiting, flatulence and excessive stomach acid. This is because the herb improves digestion by reducing acids in the stomach and slowing of food as it passes through the stomach.
The root may also treat headaches, chronic coughs and shortness of breath. It is also considered to have blood building properties and to be effective in reducing chronic fatigue syndrome.
One of the most amazing traits of the Codonopsis Root is it is rich in immune-enhancing polysaccharides. It is considered to be helpful in building up the immune system in people with cancer who use the herb in conjunction with conventional cancer therapies. The herb may also be effective in protecting cancer patients against the adverse effects of radiation therapy without reducing the efficacy of the therapy. Poor man’s ginseng has also interferon-forming properties. This is important for people with a weakened immune system, including those with HIV infection.
It may be the underdog but the Codonopsis Root is not one to be overlooked!
Weight 0.511 kg Weight