Codonopsis instead of ginseng

Chinese herbs are used not only to overclock the taste of dishes. They have a number of properties that improve general health and supporting wound healing. Codonopsis in its composition has, inter alia, insulin, minerals and a broad spectrum of amino acids glutamine, isoleucine, alinine and aspartic acid, which naturally raises testosterone levels.


  1. What is Codonopsis?
  2. Who should use?
  3. Codonopsis – action
  4. How do you dose Codonopsis?


  1. What is Codonopsis?

Codonopsis pilosula (dang shen) is a commonly used Chinese herb from China and Korea, and because of its properties compared with ginseng. However, due to the fact that it is more common, it is easier to grow and it is cheaper to operate, it is also called “ginseng poor.” Because of its properties Codonopsis is most often grown in countries where it is used in traditional medicine.


  1. Who should use?

Codonopsis is used in anemia, in the absence of appetite, as well in anorexia, in periods of convalescence and after diseases as a preparation supporting the healing process and stimulating the body to regenerate. It has the ability to reduce the side effects of pharmacological agents that are used in chemotherapy.


  1. Codonopsis – action

Among the numerous advantages, the following effects of dang shen application are calculated

– increasing the number of red and white blood cells;

lowering blood pressure;

– reduction of side effects caused by the use of chemotherapy;

– general stimulation of the body;

– raising the level of sugar in the blood;

– increase in strength, reduction of fatigue;

– stimulation of the nervous system;

– increase blood clotting.


  1. How do you dose Codonopsis?

The safe dose and effectiveness of this herb has not been scientifically proven. It is assumed that the basic dosage of Codonopsis in the form of a decoction is 6-15 g. In some conditions, the doses can reach up to 30 g per day.