Codonopsis is a powerful adaptogen that is great for stress and also works well for lowering cholesterol, increasing HDL or good cholesterol and lowering LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other circulatory diseases. And codonopsis is very important for those suffer from fatigue, lack of energy, stamina, or have cold feet and hands… or numbness in their extremities.
Codonopsis protects the heart and all of the circulatory system from the ravages of free radicals, as a powerful anti-oxidant. It also boosts the ability of Vitamin E to protect the heart and lungs from disease. Also Codonopsis helps to prevent phlebitis and build up of plaques in the heart and brain and thus preventing ischemic events.
Codonopsis also relaxes arteries and increase circulation throughout the body and especially the heart… plus it lowers blood pressure at the same time. It strengthens the heart and helps the heart to beat with regularity.
Codonopsis improves liver and thyroid function (helping with hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fibrosis of the liver), plus it also stimulates bile production, and it also boosts the immune system by increasing T cells and interleukin production… thus helping with cancer and viral disease.
Codonopsis opens up the lungs thus helping those suffering from bronchitis and asthma, plus it helps you relax and at the same time boosts up your energy level.
Studies on mice also show that codonopsis increases healing of gastric ulcers… and lower blood sugar too! Codonopsis can also help with kidney disease, pancreatitis, glaucoma, fibroids, and prostate disease.
You can find codonopsis at your local Asian Health Food Store or order it on-line. You can make codonopsis tea, add it to stews or take it in capsules.
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