Dang Shen also known as Codonopsis pilosula or Codonopis root is a type of vine which can reach up to ten feet tall. The Codonopsis root is used in traditional medicine and was harvested in the third or fourth year. Many research have shown that Dang Shen have anti-inflammatory, increasing white and red blood cell and contains pain relief properties.
It taste a bit sweet, not greasy and mild in potency. Having the effects similar to but weaker than ginseng. Dang Shen is often used to treat deficiency of spleen-qi and lung-gi and also deficiency of body fluid and blood.
Dang Shen was an effective in helping patients with coronary heart disease because it increases blood platelet thus providing more oxygen travel through the heart and body. This will allow the body to have a faster healing rate.
It can be safely taken because Dang Shen root has low toxicity which can be consume for a long periods of time.
How much is needed?
TCM practitioners recommends between 3-9 grams depending on the condition and some may require higher dosages.
The components found in Dang Shen includes codonopsis, Codonolactone, alkaloids, 17 amino acids, micro-elements & glycosides.
Dang Shen is available in raw, powder, liquid & tablet forms.
Dang Shen Benefits
- Helps patients with coronary heart diseases
- Strengthen the immune
- Invigorate the spleen
- Lower blood pressure
- Improves appetite, diabetes, memory loss & insomnia
Some popular healing remedies :
Dang Shen is often used in combination with astragalus root, gecko, schisandra fruit, walnut kernel and other remedies for tonifying the lung and kidney which improves breathing.
Loss of body fluid
Dang Shen when used with ophiopogon root, reed rhizome, schisandra fruit and other herbs to nourish Yin and promote body fluid regeneration due to excessive heat, perspiration, and thirst.
Pale, fatique, dizziness
This conditions are due to blood deficiency. Dang Shen combined with Chinese angelica root, longan aril, rehmannia root and other herbs helps to enriches the blood.
Precautions before taking Dang Shen
Patients with liver problems should consult with a qualified health practitioner before taking codonopsis supplements.