Codonopsis pilosula known in China as Dang Shen Root is a flowering perennial plant belonging to the Bellflower family (Campanulaceae) to which our Canterbury Bell belongs to and is native to Eastern Asia where its habitat includes forest and meadows. It is sometimes known as Poor Man's Ginseng. There are about 40 different species of this particular plant and most of them grow only in the Far East.
The plant produces twining stems that can grow up to 2 metres in length and has yellowish green bells shaped flowers with purple spots showing on the insides and produces a quite large seed pod ( around 2.5 centimetres in length)
Traditional Uses for Dang Shen Root:-
The fresh plant is often to be found steamed in Chinese cuisine added to soups or eaten as a vegetable but it is the dried root of the plant that is used in Chinese medicine rather like Ginseng. It is considered somewhat weaker than Panax Ginseng and Panax notoginseng.
Main chemical constituents of Codonopsis include sterols, Codonopsine, codonopsis pilosula polysaccharides, Codonolactone, alkaloids, inorganic elements, amino acids, trace elements.
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Apr 19, 2022
Good quality herbs that are hard to source. Thanks
Dec 19, 2021
Really pleased. This herb is hard to come by. Quick delivery too. Thanks
Feb 13, 2020
I wouldn't buy from this store. I was shorted herb by 15.9 grams. They wanted me to ship it back, but it would cost more than the difference. I had to use it right away because I had a deadline to meet in making a tincture. I asked to just pay the difference of $13, but they didn't respond to the offer. Weigh your product! Always double check.