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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.


 Lower blood sugar, recommend some traditional Chinese medicines

Radix salviae miltiorrhizae:

15 grams of radix salvia miltiorrhizae, 15 grams of pollen, 15 grams of pueraria lobata, 20 grams of astragalus, 7 grams of schisandra chinensis, 10 grams of honeysuckle stem and 10 grams of radix scrophulariae.  Function: it can treat diabetes with high blood coagulation and hyperlipidemia.

Rehmannia root (unprocessed rehmannia root, Radix Rehmanniae Preparata):

Unprocessed rehmannia root always match with Asparagus Cochinchinensis, goji berry and so on.

For example, 30 grams of unprocessed rehmannia root, 30 grams of astragalus 20 grams of chinese yam from henan, 20 grams of rhizoma anemarrhenar, 20 grams of pueraria lobata, 20 grams of gypsum (decoct first), 20 grams of oyster shell each, 15 grams of radix scrophulariae, 15 grams of goji berry, 15 grams of rhizoma atractylodis, 15 grams of poria, 15 grams of radix codonopsis, 10 grams of radix ophiopogonis, 10 grams of schisandra chinensis, 5 grams of coptis chinensis.

The corn stigma: corn stigma for diabetes of experimental animals has significant effects on decreasing blood sugar, and has the effect on improving diabetes mellitus, hypertension and kidney disease.

Materials: 45 grams of corn stigma, 30 grams of Astragalus, 15 grams of atractylodes and 1 pig pancreas.

Method: strew all materials. Take for 1 day for therapeutic purposes.

Rhizoma Anemarrhenar:

Materials: 12 grams of rhizoma anemarrhenar, 12 grams of snakegourd root, radix ophiopogonis and 5 grams of coptis chinensis.

Method: decoct with water.

Function: improve thirsty, polydipsia other symptoms of diabetes.

Goji berry: the extract of goji berry can inrease diabetes blood sugar of the experimental animal and improve the blood lipids and dysphotia.

Materials: 25 grams of goji berry, 25 grams of schisandra chinensis, 25 grams of radix scrophulariae and 25 grams of rhizoma polygonati.

Method: decoct with water

Function: it can improve the symptoms of diabetes.

Ginseng: Ginseng extract have a curative effect on early light diabetes, which can decrease the urine sugar and lower blood sugar as 40 mg.  After stopping take drug, the efficacy is still sustainable for more two weeks. For people with light diabetes, ginseng can be combined with unprocessed rehmannia root. For people with the middle and serious diabetes, ginseng should be combined with insulin, because the two have a synergistic effect on lowering blood sugar. Ginseng daily dosage is 9 ~ 3 grams.

Recommend five Chinese herbal medicines for reinforcing vital energy in winter

  1. Ginseng

Reinforce vital energy and strengthen and nourish body. It also has an effect on anti-aging. It is used for body weakness due to macronosia, palpitation, cold limbs, shortness of breath, collapse, heart failure, neurasthenia and other diseases to improve immunity and promote rehabilitation disease.

About the methods of eating ginseng, people can cut it into pieces, contain it in the mouth until it soften and then chew and swallow. In addition, it is can be soaked in liquor. Take a two ginseng with some medicine of nourishing yin, such as goji berry, and soak in the wine. Take daily small doses to drink. It can tonify qi and nourish yin.

  1. Astragalus

Tonify Qi, lift yang, boost essence, secure the exterior, disinhibit urine and dispel swelling. It is applicable to the spontaneous sweating, night sweats, edema, fatigue with internal injuries, spleen deficiency, diarrhea, anal prolapse, and all syndromes with qi and blood deficiency.  However, people with high fever, thirst, constipation and other excess heat syndromes are forbidden to take.

Often soak astragalus with water as tea to drink, which has a good effect on health care. Astragalus tea can nourish middle energizer, tonify qi, improve qi deficiency and anemia, enhance physical fitness and prolong life. Add goji berry, radix codonopsis, and poria to soak with liquor together, the liquor will have a better effect.

  1. American ginseng

Invigorate qi, nourish yin, clear fire and promote the secretion of fluid. It is suitable for cough due to lung deficiency, chronic cough, dyspnea with cough, hemoptysis and aphonia. People with fatigue due to strenuous exercise and sweating with collapse are forbidden to take.

American ginseng can nourish qi, which is cold in property. Thus, it cannot get excessive internal heat for take for a long time. It is especially suitable for people with deficiency of qi and yin. Those people can cut American ginseng into slices, or go to the drugstore to buy some ready-made American ginseng slices, every two day takes two pieces and put in mouth to contain until the American ginseng slices soften and then spit it out or swallow. This is the simplest method.

  1. Radix codonopsis

Tonify the middle energizer, nourish qi, promote the secretion of fluid and promote the circulation of blood. It is commonly used in fatigue due to qi deficiency, shortness of breath, palpitation, poor appetite, loose stools, thirst due to injury of fluid and qi, sallow complexion due to deficiency of qi and blood, dizziness, body weakness after disease and malnutrition.

Radix codonopsis with astragalus for the treatment of sweat and heat of body due to qi deficiency in spleen stomach, dried mouth with thirst, happy with the hot and headache, chills, lack of qi and no desire to speak, poor appetite, limb weakness, pale tongue with light color, large virtual pulse, or prolapse due to deficiency of qi in middle energizer and yang deficiency, uterine prolapse, chronic dysentery, malaria and other diseases.

  1. Atractylodes

Strengthen spleen, tonify qi, clear dampness, disinhibit urine, check the sweat and prevent miscarriage. It can be used for poor appetite due to spleen qi deficiency, loose stools, lassitude, spontaneous perspiration, phlegm and retained fluid and edema due to retention of water-damp, spleen deficiency and weakness due to encyesis and foot swelling.

Recommend six kinds of the most effective traditional Chinese medicine for anti aging

  1. Astragalus

Modern research has found that astragalus not only can expand the coronary artery, improve supply of myocardial blood and improve immunity, but also can delay the process of cellular senescence.

  1. Polygonum multiflorum

Modern research found that polygonum multiflorum can promote the growth of nerve cells and play the role of adjuvant therapy in neurasthenia and other diseases of the nervous system. And it can regulate serum cholesterol, lower blood sugar and improve liver cell transformation and metabolism of cholesterol. Polygonum multiflorum also has good antioxidant effect.

  1. Ginseng

Modern research found that it also has effects on antioxidant, anti-aging and anti fatigue. Protect liver, regulate cardiovascular function and stimulate hematopoietic function.

  1. Panax notoginseng

Modern research has found that the chemical composition, pharmacological effects and clinical application of panax notoginsen is similar with the ginseng. The total saponins content exceeds the ginseng. Panax notoginsen can expand blood vessels, reduce blood vessel resistance, increase cardiac output, slow down the heart rate and reduce myocardial oxygen consumption and blood capillary permeability. In the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, it has more obvious advantages than ginseng.

  1. Goji berry

Resist arteriosclerosis, reduce blood sugar, promote the growth of liver cells, enhance body and has an effect on anti-aging.

  1. Ganoderma

Modern research has confirmed that ganoderma has regulatory effects on nervous system, respiratory system and cardiovascular system. It can regulate immunity, remove free radicals, balance metabolism and directly influence the process of human aging.


Methods for correct selective purchasing and consumption of ginseng

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  1. Do not choose ginseng products with serious ditch and hard and untrue nature. Whether red ginseng or dried fresh ginseng, there are two reasons of appearing this phenomenon: one is that ginseng has short age; another one is that the improper management process cause desizing, drainage ditch and the phenomenon of shrinking. Such products not only reduce nutritional value greatly, but also easily absorb moisture and mildew with metamorphism in the wet environment.
  2. Do not choose the ginseng with broken root and crack belly and the root of the body is small without gloss. The crack ginseng causes the serous fluid external flow and the loss of nutrients. Ginseng is not conducive to the preservation with the unripe interior and ripe exterior and middle part, which is easy to absorb moisture to soften. For the red ginseng, nutritional value depends on the size, shape and color of ginseng. Therefore, in the purchase, choose the larger, complete and shiny products.
  3. Pay attention that product packaging and labeling should be complete. Use sealed or vacuum packaging products, because of good isolation. It can avoid worm damage and mildew. Generally speaking, for the product of the regular business, their labels are relatively complete and people can rest assured to buy.
  1. Choose products from the larger enterprise. A certain size of enterprises on the quality control of materials is so serious, production process, advanced production equipment, high management level and guaranteed product quality.

True eating methods:

  1. Stew.

Cut ginseng into slices with 2cm in diameter, put inside the bowl, add water, and then seal the rim of bowl. Put the bowl in the pot and steam for 4~5 hours.

  1. Chew.

Put 2~3 ginseng contained in the mouth to chew. Promote the secretion of body fluid, give a lift. It is cool and delicious, which is the simplest way to take.

  1. Grind into powder.

The ginseng is ground into fine powder and daily swallow. Amount according to individual condition and general amount is every 1~1.5 grams.

  1. Make tea.

Cut into thin slices and put in a bowl or cup, and then soak with boiling water for 5 minutes.

  1. Stew with food.

Ginseng in the food often has some bitter taste. If stew the ginseng with lean meat, chicken and fish together. It can remove the bitter taste, nourish and strengthen body.

In addition, red ginseng and dried fresh ginseng in the consumption of the process must be gradual and can not be acted with undue haste and excessive use. In addition, we must pay attention to the seasonal changes.

Ginseng is a drug of nourishing qi. People with qi deficiency are forbidden to take. It can not be used with hellebore root, boninrousette and honeylocust. When take ginseng, people cannot drink tea and eat radish. Avoid influence the efficacy of ginseng. People with weak body and nourishing should pay attention to not eat more or eat for a long time. Once people have untoward effect, people should immediately stop taking ginseng.

Taboo of taking ginseng for eight types

Chinese medical doctors believe that ginseng has effects on reinforcing vital energy, nourish the spleen to benefit the lung, help produce saliva and slake thirst, relieve uneasiness of mind and body tranquilization and supplement brain. It is known as “the king of tonic “. People like to put some ginseng in soups or global wine. However, many people do not know that, although the number of people to fill but take a taboo.

Eight types of people with caution

  1. For a person with a strong allergic constitution, the skin rash after taking and then it can not be taken. People with a purulent inflammation more need not to take.
  2. For people with hypertension and hyperactivity of liver Yang, cause cerebral vascular accident after taking.  However, patients with deficiency of hypertension are available to take ginseng, but the amount should be less.  When the systolic blood pressure is “180mmhg, all patients with different types are not suitable for taking ginseng.
  3. A lot of people know that when eat ginseng, it is not suitable for drinking tea and eating radish, because these two kinds of foods have the role of promoting the circulation of qi and ginseng has effects on reinforcing vital energy, after the tonic and elimination, it is equal to bilk.
  4. When the cold fever generally should not take ginseng. Heart palpitations due to fever, because take ginseng can improve blood circulation, so that the heart can even make the disease worse.
  5. People with sudden asthma due to obstruction of qi, or dry throat dry due to dryness-heat, hematemesis, epistaxis and other diseases are forbidden to take.
  6. After people with edema due to stagnation of damp-heat take ginseng, people will aggravate edema, because the ginseng has a diuretic effect. In addition, people with renal insufficiency and accompany with oliguria should take carefully.
  7. People with excess syndrome as insomnia and irritability should not take ginseng due to it will cause worse sleep.
  8. People with the abundance of qi, general fever, slippery pulse and unreasonable bowel with sthenic fever are not suitable for taking ginseng.

Taboo of eating ginseng:

Different types of ginseng have the different mechanism. Generally speaking, American ginseng is cool in property, which generally used for heat syndrome, such as increased blood pressure and constipation. Ginseng is warm in property, which is suitable for cold syndrome. The dried fresh ginseng is a tonifacation, which mainly used for syndromes and symptoms of qi and yin deficiency.


Ginseng Tonic Wine


Ginseng tonic wine harmony.the WenTong veins, tonic, to treat all the virtual.In old age or disease cure after the virtual body, impotence, not body tired weakness, eat less loose stools.


30 g, ginseng liquor 1200 ml


1. With gauze seam a and ginseng size bag, the ginseng into, seam;
2. Soak for a few days in the wine;
3. After pour into sand pot, on the micro fire boiled, will cook to 500 ~ 700 ml wine, pour the bottle;
4. Its sealing, cooling, storing. Set aside.

Usage and dosage
Every 10 to 30 ml, 1 times a day (morning is preferred).

(1) ginseng: taste GanWei bitter;The living flat, maturer slant warm.Work in the five zang-organs, yi fu, spirit, spleen and lung, oneself yiqi, repair the vigour of the human body, can enhance the strength of the excited process of cerebral cortex and flexibility, has a strong effect, make the body stronger disease resistance for a variety of pathogenic factors, improve sleep, appetite and enhance sexual function, and can reduce blood sugar, poison resistance, cancer prevention, improve human resistance to oxygen, and so on.
(2) for human’s oldest drink a wine fermented alcoholic beverage plants, ginseng nourishing, medicinal nutrients, not only absorbed the ginseng and ginseng has efficacy in relieving acute alcohol intoxication and drunk, ginseng wine had the unusual special effect.With ginseng wine has five zang-organs, spirit, soul, horrified, in addition to evil, improving eyesight, happy educational role, insufficiency of qi-blood syndrome.Tonifying qi and blood, warming the stomach cold.

During the taking ginseng wine, attention should be paid to the following:
1, keep good sleep habits, avoid to stay up late.
2, eat less spicy or excitant food.
3, take an active part in outdoor sports, relax.
4, do not give oneself too great pressure, learn to reasonable relief. harmony.the WenTong veins, tonic, to treat all the virtual.In old age or disease cure after the virtual body, impotence, not body tired weakness, eat less loose stools.