Headline »

December 27, 2019 – 5:26 pm | 8,795 views

Soup Name: Monkey Head Mushroom with Chinese Yam in Pork Broth
Chinese Name: 猴頭菇豬湯 (hóu tóu gū zhū tāng)
Introduction:
Fresh monkey head …

Read the full story »
Soups for Children

Soups that are designed and suitable for children of all ages.

Spring Soups

Soups designed to remove humidity and cleanse the body of toxins.

Summer Soups

Summer soups that help relieve heatiness, cool the body and provide additional internal moisture for those extra hot days.

Fall Soups

Soups that have have the balance of removing heatiness and are slightly warming. These soups are good transition soups into winter.

Winter Soups

Soups designed to be consumed in the dry and cold winter months where the body needs replenishment of moisture and warmth.

Home » Additives, Herbal

Codonopsis Pilosula Root

Submitted by on March 14, 2009 – 10:50 amNo Comment | 32,762 views

Ingredient Name: Codonopsis Pilosula Root, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae

Chinese Name: 党參 or 黨參 (dǎngshēn)

What is this?
  • Typically, only the root of the codonopsis pilosula plant is used in chinese soups and medicine
  • It is also known as poor man’s ginseng because it is a milder and more economical substitute for ginseng
  • The root is believed to have many health benefits, and is mainly known as a chi tonic used to replenish chi in the body
  • It has a slightly sweet taste

How do I prepare it?

  • Simply rinse under running water and it is ready to use

Where can I buy this?

  • Codonopsis pilosula can be purchased at any Chinese dried herb shop

What is the cost?

  • 1/2 pound of codonopsis pilosula costs approximately $50 CAD

Any benefits?

  • In traditional Chinese medicine, the root of c. pilosula is used as a tonic for lungs and spleen.  It is believed to lower blood pressure, increase red and white blood cell count, cure appetite loss, strengthen the immune system and replenish chi
  • Women who have recently given birth are encouraged to use this herb during the traditional postpartum confinement period to nourish their blood and improve uterine function
  • In the Western world, pharmacological research has indicated that the herb promotes digestion and metabolism, helps to strengthen the immune system, stimulates the nervous system, and lowers blood pressure.

Any precautions?

  • It is slightly heaty and should be avoided if you are excessively heaty

References

Tags:

No Comment »

8 Pingbacks »

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also Comments Feed via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.