- What other names is Codonopsis known by?
- What is Codonopsis?
- How does Codonopsis work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Codonopsis.
Codonopsis is used to treat HIV infection and to protect cancer patients against side effects of radiation treatment. It is also to boost the immune system; and to treat weakness, loss of appetite (anorexia), chronic diarrhea, shortness of breath, noticeable heartbeat (palpitations), asthma, cough, thirst, and diabetes.
Although codonopsis is sometimes used as a substitute for ginseng in general tonic formulas, none of the chemicals called saponins that are responsible for some of the effects of ginseng have been found in codonopsis.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- HIV infection.
- Protection against radiation side effects in cancer treatment.
- Brain disorders.
- Loss of appetite.
- Other conditions.
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