For building the strength of the muscles, the blood, the digestion and the
Codonopsis is a herb I have every morning without fail. It’s great for the digestive system because it’s a spleen tonic. Its warm, dry energy relieves ‘damp spleen’ conditions like yeast infections and water retention, and increases your digestive fire.
Codonopsis is beneficial if you want to build muscle and increase your endurance during training.
It’s a blood fortifier so it helps build the strength of the blood, which is why it’s often included in blood tonic combinations. This makes it especially helpful for those recovering from illness and for sufferers of chronic fatigue.
A further benefit of codonopsis is it’s an effective immune system tonic. It helps your immune system to work better and build more of what you need, making it function more efficiently and intelligently.
It’s a really tasty herb, a root that’s a type of yam often found in Chinese cooking so it’s something you can just eat as a food as well as a herbal tonic.
Codonopsis is one of the main ingredients in Higher Self Herbs ‘Strength’ formula for its chi tonic benefits. It’s also an ingredient in the "Cleanse" formula because of its blood building properties.
I generally use it either in a blend like ‘Strength’ or if I want to concentrate just on digestion, I use it with white atractylodes and astragalus; those three together are a really great combination. I might also use it in a blend for the immune system in combination with astragalus and cat’s claw.
So I highly recommend you have this awesome herb on a regular basis especially if its properties are relevant to you. It’s mild and gentle and is both easy and safe to use over long periods.
Codonopsis Extract 50g
Codonopsis Extract 500g
Codonopsis is one of the most famous and widely used Chinese Tonic herbs. It is very mild and without any side effects, yet it is a superb Qi tonic. It invigorates the Spleen and Lung functions so that Qi is replenished and it promotes the production of body fluids. Codonopsis is also an excellent blood tonic and a major immune system tonic.
Its blood building quality makes it especially good for people who are weakened due to illness. Codonopsis is extremely effective at relieving chronic fatigue. Many women use it to build blood and the Chinese consider Codonopsis to be an herb perfectly suited to nursing mothers, holding that Codonopsis helps produce milk and that the nutrients in Codonopsis are especially nourishing to babies. Codonopsis is an excellent herb for children. It is mild yet has powerful strengthening effects, especially on the digestive, respiratory and immune systems. It builds strong muscle in children.
It is rich in immune stimulating polysaccharides which are beneficial to every one. They have also been shown to be useful in supporting the immune systems of people with cancer who are using the herbs in conjunction with conventional cancer therapies. Codonopsis has been demonstrated to have radiation protection activity and can be effective in protecting cancer patients receiving radiation therapy from the side effects without diminishing its benefits. Codonopsis also has interferon-inducing activity that may be of importance in many immune deficiency conditions, including HIV infection.
What are herbal extracts?
Herbal extracts are an excellent way of getting the nutrition and goodness from a herb, without the trouble of sometimes elaborate preparation. They are also a way of getting the goodness in as concentrated a form as possible.
How are herbal extracts made?
The raw herbs are prepared by hot water extraction, the water is then evaporated off until all that is lelf is the essential oils and active ingredients. These are then bound together in an excipient, small amounts of non-GM corn flour. This is the most pure and unadulterated way to enjoy tonic herbal extracts possible.
Purity: This vegan product is free from wheat, gluten, soya, added sugar, salt, test, lactose, preservatives, or any other fillers. Not tested on animals.
Directions: these tonic herbs are food grade and safe to use as you would culinary herbs. They can be added to any foods or drinks. Suggested uses are either to add 1/2 a teaspoon to a healthy juice or smoothie, or to prepare them as an instant tonic tea, but simply putting 1/2 a teaspoon in a cup or mug, and adding hot water.