Codonopsis (Codonopsis pilosula)
Codonopsis, Dang Shen, Poor Man’s Ginseng
The root of the plant has traditionally been used medicinally and typically requires at least 2 years of good growth to reach a size worthy of collection.
USDA Growing Zone(s): Codonopsis grows well in zones 5-9.
This climbing vine grows well in shady locations. Codonopsis prefers light, sandy soil but can grow in richer, loamy blends, as well. The soil should be moist but well-drained.
This Chinese medicinal plant has historically been used to treat issues related to immunity, digestion, and the respiratory system. It is considered a widely used tonic in Chinese medicine.
This content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine.