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Codonopsis pilosula - Dangshen Bellflower

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Codonopsis

Codonopsis is a genus of Flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae. As currently recognized, Codonopsis includes two other groups sometimes separated as distinct genera, i.e. Campanumoea and Leptocodon. The enlarged genus Codonopsis is widespread across eastern, southern, central, and southeastern Asia, including China, Japan, the Russian Far East, Kazakhstan, the Indian Subcontinent, Iran, Indochina, Indonesia, etc.

Uses

Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Stomachache, Nausea, Vomiting, Peptic ulcers, Codonopsis remedies, Diarrhea.

Parts Used

Roots.

Chemical Composition

Codonopilates A-C, a group of triterpenyl esters isolated from a CHCl3 fraction, 24-methylenecycloartanyl linolate and 24-methylenecycloartan-3-ol, structurally similar to Codonopilates[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Dangshen Bellflower, Poor man's ginseng


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate Leaf-stalks are 0.5-2.5 cm long, sparsely bristly-hairy. Leaves are gray-green below, green above, ovate or narrowly ovate, 1-7.3 x 0.8-5 cm

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 1.8-2.3 x 1.8-2.5 cm yellow or light purple 5-20 Flowers Season is June - August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
bell-shaped 7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Codonopsis pilosula originates from China and Korea, where it has always grown wildly, but now it is extensively cultivated for medicinal properties.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Woodland area, Dappled shade area, Shady edge area

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