"Compendium of Materia Medica": "Mainly invigorating the middle and benefiting qi, harmonizing the spleen and stomach, eliminating polydipsia. The middle qi is weak, and it is very suitable for regulating and nourishing."
"Compendium of Materia Medica Supplements": "Treat lung deficiency, can benefit lung qi."
"Materia Medica" is capable of nourishing the spleen and stomach, moisturizing the lungs and promoting fluid circulation, and strengthening the circulation of qi. It is not far from ginseng. It is especially valuable: it strengthens the spleen without being dry; nourishes the stomach and yin without dampness; moistens the lungs without causing coldness; nourishes the blood without nourishing greasy, encourages clear yang, and vibrates the qi without being stiff and dry.
In addition to being directly used as a traditional Chinese medicine formula, Codonopsis pilosula is also widely used as a dietary soup material for soup and porridge.
Consumption of Codonopsis: It can be used both medicinally (according to the will), and can also be used to make tea, make soup, make wine, and eat.
In terms of making tea, generally take 10-15 grams, cut into pieces, and make tea together with other materials. For example, brewing tea with 5 to 10 red dates is called "codonopsis jujube tea", which has the effect of strengthening the spleen and blood, treating weakness, anemia, palpitations, spleen deficiency, shortness of breath, and limb weakness after illness.
In terms of soup, generally take 15 to 30 grams, cut into sections, and make soup with other Chinese herbal medicines. For example, making chicken soup with angelica, astragalus, wolfberry, lily, red dates, and longan meat has the effect of nourishing qi and nourishing blood.
There are countless ways to eat Codonopsis, and they can be eaten flexibly.
If not eaten in a short period of time, it can be stored in a cool place
If it has not been eaten for a long time, it can be stored in the refrigerator