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.
If there is fatigue and low extremity pain and flaccidity and if the eyelids are edematous, remove the Niu Xi, add Yin Yang Huo (Herba Epimedii), 12g, Hong Shen (Radix Rubra Ginseng), 1.5g, Huang Qi (Radix Astragali), 12g, and increase Dang Shen to 15g, Fu Ling Pi 15g, and calcined Mu Li to 60g.