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Codonopsis Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
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Codonopsis , Codonopsis Root
Botanical Name
Codonopsis Pilosula
Chinese Name
Dang Shen, Tang Shen

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Codonopsis

It may cause Dizziness.
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Codonopsis is a flowering plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a moist climate.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for Chronic Fatigue.

In TCM :
Codonopsis Root : Dang Shen, Xi Dang
Codonopsis Rhizome : Dang Shen Lu Tou
In TCM it is a Qi and Blood tonic herb
Organ affinity is Spleen and Lungs

Meridians Affected: Lungs and Spleen.

Antagonistic activity :
Action of Codonopsis and Veratrum Nigrum are opposite in nature. They may antidote, cancel, reduce and or adversely affect the prognosis of each other.

NOTE : If Ginseng is not available you can use Codonopsis as a substitute for Ginseng.
Discuss it with your health care practitioner before using it.
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Materia Medica for Codonopsis

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Herbal Treatment For Curing Spleen Diseases

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Spleen nourishment and cure Spleen Disorders, if any. Even if you do not suffer from any disease, it is recommended that you take the combination for 15 days every year. This acts as a tonic for Spleen.

Atractylodes Rhizome
Dong Quai
Indian Gooseberry
White Peony
Common Marshmallow

You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form, is readily available. Consume one capsule everyday , for 15 days.

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Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Prostate Enlargement and Urinary Tract Infection, if any. Even if you suffer from acute or chronic problems, it is recommended that you take the following combination.
Vaccaria Hispanica
Thlaspi Arvense
White Peony
Chinese Liquorice
Paeonia Suffruticosa
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume two pills, thrice daily with lukewarm water.
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