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Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:15pm
In #17. IMMUNE SUPPORT PROTOCOLS  the last suggestion is :

"NON-SECRETORS
Codonopsis (Codonopsis lanceolata): 400 mg, 1 capsule, twice daily "


Can anyone tell me about this chinese herb and who sells it. (not one of DR D's products)

I don't think it's the same as   radex codonopsis & codonopsis pilosula that I keep finding when I search.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, December 23, 2012, 5:15am; Reply: 1
The most commonly used variety is Codonopsis Pilosula (dangshen), which is used as a milder alternative to ginseng with similar benefits.  I went to several sites, which said that Pilosula is commonly used in Chinese Medicine and the related Lanceolata is preferred by the Koreans.  I don't know why Dr. D chose one variety over the other.

You can do a search with something like Dang shen benefits and you should come up with a lot of information on the functions of the root.
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, December 23, 2012, 5:52am; Reply: 2
Thank you Victoria.   Have you used any of the  Codonopsis?

It would be nice to know why Dr D chose this specific variety. It must be available somewhere.


I think i saw recipes for Korean food that use it.  :D Smart people.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, December 23, 2012, 6:34am; Reply: 3
call the DPN contact .......they might help locate the herb for you
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, December 23, 2012, 8:31pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from purlgirl
Thank you Victoria.   Have you used any of the  Codonopsis?

It would be nice to know why Dr D chose this specific variety. It must be available somewhere.

Yes I take Codonopsis - the Chinese variety (dang shen).  I have been using Chinese tonic herbs for 20 years or so.  At first I bought the herbs in bulk and made my own brewed tonics.  It's easier now to just purchase prepared formulas from companies that I trust - my 'go to' company is Dragonherbs because their quality is very high.  Their website has a wealth of information on the individual herbs, as well as the formulas that contain specific ones.  I use a few formulas at a time, switching around as I have different needs. Their master herbalists are very helpful by phone. Check out their online catalog of information at dragonherbs.com.
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