Dried Codonopsis Root (500g) - Vita Herbal Nutrition
Dried Codonopsis Root (500g) - Vita Herbal Nutrition

Dried Codonopsis Root | Dang Shen (500g)

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Dried Codonoposis Root (Dang Shen) has many other names such as 'poor man's Ginseng' as it a cheaper alternative. The root is commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine. The roots are viewed as an effective and more affordable substitute for ginseng, hence the name 'poor man's ginseng'.

Just like ginseng, Codonoposis Root is collected from the wild so is considered more powerful than those that are cultivated. Roots of high quality have a sweet flavour considered too poor quality roots which have little taste and are considered to be less value for medicinal purposes.

500g bag

Benefits may include:

- May help with weakness, fatigue, poor appetite and anaemia 

- Can assist with diarrhoea, vomiting, flatulence and excessive stomach acid 

- May help digestion through the stomach 

- Can help treat headaches, chronic coughs and shortness of breath 

- May contain blood building properties 

- Can assist to reduce chronic fatigue syndrome 

- Rich in immune-enhancing polysaccharides 

- Can help improve the immune system 

- May help combat the adverse effects of radiation therapy 


In China, the herb is regarded as both a food and medicine. It is often ground into flour, boiled with rice, added to soups and used as an ingredient in nourishing teas.

The Codonoposis Root can be used in teas or savoury dishes with rice.

It may be the underdog, but the Codonopsis Root is not one to be overlooked!

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