Codonopsis is an herb. People use the root to make medicine.

People use codonopsis for HIV/AIDS, protection against side effects of radiation treatment, heartburn, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Codonopsis is sometimes used in commercial products as a substitute for ginseng. But none of the active chemicals in ginseng have been found in codonopsis.

How does it work ?

Codonopsis contains chemicals that seem to slow down the growth of cancer cells. It also seems change the response of the immune system.

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