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Codonopsis as ginseng, which is warm in nature for health care

Codonopsis, jujube and pork ribs soup

Materials: 30 grams of codonopsis, 500 grams of pork ribs, 8 jujubes and appropriate amount of ginger, scallion, salt and pepper powder.


  1. Wash codonopsis and cut into sections with 3cm long. Wash jujubes and remove nutlet.
  2. Wash pork ribs, chop into sections and then scald a moment. Fish out. Wash ginger and scallion, pat ginger into loosening and cut scallion into sections.
  3. Put pork ribs, codonopsis, jujubes, ginger and scallion into pot, add some clean water and then put pot on fire. Cook with strong fire. After boiling, switch into soft fire to cook for 1.5 hours. Add salt and pepper powder.

Function: the soup can tonify middle energizer and qi, strengthen spleen and nourish lung.

  1. Codonopsis is neutral in nature with sweet taste. Strengthen spleen and nourish lung.

The Chinese medicine thought that codonopsis is neutral in nature with sweet taste. It enters spleen and lung meridians. Tonify middle energizer and qi, strengthen spleen and nourish lung.   It is used for weakness of lung and spleen, shortness of breath, palpitation, poor appetite, loose stools, dyspnea due to deficiency, cough, endogenous heat, consumptive thirst and other diseases.

Codonopsis is a usual herb of medicine and food, which is appropriate to make soup, simmer, soak in wine, brew tea and decoct. Decoct with medical material is the best. Take 5-10 grams in medicined diet every day and take 10-30 grams in medical material.

  1. There is big difference between codonopsis and ginseng. Codonopsis often is used for health care in daily life.

Ginseng and codonopsis both have functions of invigorating the spleen and qi, promoting the secretion of body fluid, nourishing the blood and strengthening the body resistance. However, the ginseng is partially warm in nature and the nourishing effect is strong. Mostly it is used in danger. If it is improper to be used, it will have obvious side effects. For the daily health care, people should be cautious to use ginseng.

The codonopsis is neutral in nature with sweet taste. Effect is mitigatory. It is a tonic product.  It can widely suit people with fewer side effects, so it is commonly used in health care.

Due to the effects of codonopsis like ginseng, although less potency, it has low-cost advantage with amounts. Thus, the ancients often use codonopsis to replace the ginseng for treatment of patients with some mild deficiency and chronic disease. In addition, codonopsis with radix rehmanniae preparata has effects on treatment of qi, lung and kidney deficiency.


Recommend several kinds of essential sweet traditional Chinese medicine

Not all Chinese medicine has bitter taste and also has sweet medicine. Sweet medicine has function of health care and treatment.  Standing these sweet medicines in the home not only has effects on diet and health, but also helps cure the sick.  Thus, you might as well buy them and restore at home for possible period of want or need.

Goji berry treats dryness of eye.

Goji berry is neutral in nater with sweet taste. It can nourish kidney, moisten lung, tonify liver and improve eyesight.

If there are chronic atrophic gastritis patients in home, you can do the following method. Take appropriate amount of goji berry from Ningxia. Wash with clean water, dry by baking, crush, and then package separately. Take 20 grams per day and take two times when stomach is empty. 2 months as a course of treatment, during this period, stop taking other traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine.

If the old has night xerostomia, you can do the following method. Take 30 grams of goji berry, wash with water and chew before going to bed. Generally 10 days later, it can be effective.

For male with infertility, you can do the following method. Take 15 grams of goji berry and wash with clear water. In the night, chew fine and then swallow, 2 months as a course of treatment, during take medicine, people should appropriately forbid sexual intercourse.

Codonopsis treats qi deficiency.

Codonopsis is neutral in nature with sweet taste. It has effects on invigorating spleen and replenishing qi, nourishing lung, preventing cancer, lowering blood pressure, resisting anoxia, and preventing aging and it also can enhance the immunity of the human body, improve the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD), enhance the elimination of free radicals, regulate the gastrointestinal motility, prevent ulcer, inhibit gastric acid secretion and reduce the activity of pepsin.

Chinese yam treats spleen deficiency.

Chinese yam is neutral in nature with sweet taste. It has the role of supplementing qi, nourishing yin, invigorating spleen, lung and kidney. For children with weakness of the spleen and stomach, poor appetite and sometimes diarrhea, people let the children eat Chinese yam, which often receive unexpected results.  Chinese yam has a certain effect on the elderly with chronic cough and shortness due to weakness of the lung qi and aching lumbus and limp legs and nocturia due to deficiency of kidney. For people with physical weak after the illness and needing long-term be nursed back to health people, Chinese yam is a tonic with high quality and low price. Note: it can be used in soup and porridge.

Tangerine peel can warm stomach and remove phlegm.

Tangerine peel has fragrance and spicy and bitter taste. It can help digestion.  It contains components as volatile oil and hesperidin and vitamin B, vitamin C, and the volatile oil  have mild stimulating effect on gastrointestinal tract, which can promote the secretion of digestive juice, eliminate intestinal pneumatosis and increase appetite.

Chrysanthemum treats cold.

Chrysanthemum can dispel wind, clear heat, nourish liver and improve eyesight. It is used for anemopyretic cold, headache, dizziness, bloodshot eyes and dim-sighted eyes. It can expand arteria coronaria, increase blood flow and strengthen the resistance of blood capillary.  Chrysanthemum glycosides have effects on lowering blood pressure. It is used for anemopyretic cold, fever, dizziness, liver with heat, bloodshot eyes with tears, or deficiency of liver, kidney and yin, dim eyesight; hyperactivity of liver yang, headache, vertigo sore and ulcer and painful swelling. In modern, it also used in coronary heart disease and hypertension.