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Dang-shen, pilosula (Codonopsis pilosula), potted plant, organic

$7.50 $5.00

Family:  Bellflower (Campanulaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

(Dang-shen, Poor Man’s Ginseng) Twining and vining perennial native to China.  Traditional usage (TCM): builds chi and tonifys the blood. A soft and pretty climber with bell-shaped blossoms. The roots are crunchy, very sweet, quite delicious.  The herb in TCM is the pressed and dried, rolled root that is sugary and chewy.  Highly recommended. Plant prefers full sun to part shade and something to climb on–preferably another plant but lacking that at least a string.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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    melaniekerrigan11

    When are the roots ready to be used medicinally?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Not until the second year and older–they are relatively slow-growing. This info is on page 162 of my book “Making Plant Medicine” and I also recommend Peg Schafer’s book “The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm.” Cheers, richo

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