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Codonopsis Root Powder

Codonopsis Root Powder

[ 1915 ]
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Codonopsis is a flowering plant native to China and cultivated elsewhere for its ornamental value. Because the herb is sometimes included in botanical products and erroneously labeled as Panax ginseng, condonopsis root is also called Poor Man's Ginseng and Bastard Ginseng.

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Codonopsis pilosula

Codonopsis Root Powder

Codonopsis root, powder

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cups to lb5
active compoundsTriterpenoid saponins, polysaccharides, tangshenoside I, sterins, alkaloid, akenyl and alkenyl glycosides
plant part usedroot

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general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark location.
appearance & aromaLight colored powder without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticMay be used to make topical powders or mixed with water to make poultices.
culinaryInfuse in oil for topical use. Powdered codonopsis root may also be tinctured or encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

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codonopsis root

Codonopsis root has a mildly sweet flavor.

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what else you should know

codonopsis root

Codonopsis is a creeping perennial that is distributed throughout Asia, especially the provinces of Szechuan and Shanxi in China. Its botanical name, Codonopsis pilosula, references the plant’s bell-shaped flowers and hairy aerial parts.

In China, where the herb is known as dangshen, the root of three-year old plants are harvested in the fall and prepared as a vegetable or tonic to balance the life force, or qi (pronounced “chee”). Also known as poor man’s ginseng, Codonopsis is often combined with herbs with similar properties, such as astragalus and lycii berries.

Background: This herb is similar to ginseng, but it isn't as strong and doesn't last as long. That makes it a good choice for people who are too sensitive to ginseng.

The most common use of codonopsis is to increase energy.

Codonopsis grows in China, particularly in the provinces of Szechuan and Shanxi.

Description: The codonopsis plant is a perennial that grows to five feet. It has oval leaves with green and purple flowers. 

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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