Codonopsis pilosula

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Codonopsis pilosula

Chinese medicine
Any of a family of plants that resemble ginseng, which may be substituted for true ginseng; the root is used for anorexia, chronic cough, chronic fatigue, diabetes, diarrhoea, dyspnoea, oedema, postsurgical and postpartum fatigue, hypertension, immune deficiency, indigestion, prolapsed rectum and uterus, increased thirst, and as a cardiotonic.
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Also, Dang Shen was omitted in the discussion of the qi-supplementing medicinals in this concluding section.
5g, Huang Qi (Radix Astragali), 12g, and increase Dang Shen to 15g, Fu Ling Pi 15g, and calcined Mu Li to 60g.