Codonopsis Tincture

Botanical Name: Codonopsis pilosula

Part Used: Fresh root

Ingredients: Codonopsis root BD, SC, Pure Grain Alcohol OG, Spring water
Legend: BD: Certified Biodynamic, OG: Certified Organic

Safety Consideration: None

About Codonopsis: The Taoists teach that the primal waters of the Yin give rise to all things -- including the fiery activity of the Yang. The fast pace of our modern lives can deplete that watery essence that is our deep well of vitality. For millennia, people in China have used sweet, moist roots to soothe and nourish systems taxed by the physical and emotional demands life puts on us.

Codonopsis has long been one of the most popular herbs among the farmers of the Chinese countryside. The soft, pink, bell-shaped flowers of this vining herb curl and climb around one of the cedar arbors in Avena's central biodynamic garden. Three-year-old roots, dug in the fall, have a unique, sweet flavor and are highly revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Codonopsis is known for its ability to:

  • Support healthy brain function in combination with Ginkgo
  • Moisten and nourish the digestive tract and the reproductive system
  • Keep your immune system healthy and strong


Codonopsis combines wonderfully with Astragalus and Eleuthero to deeply nourish, replenish, and support you.


Biodynamics: Agriculture in Service of the Earth and Humanity

Biodynamic Agriculture is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to gardening and farming — one that we at Avena Botanicals have been practicing since 1998.

Around the world, people are studying and applying Biodynamic principles and practices in gardens, farms, and orchards to support the Earth’s healing and resilience. Based on the work of philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner, Biodynamics has continued to evolve and grow since 1924. From seed to bottle, we are dedicated to caring for our garden... soil, trees, medicinal plants, pollinators, each other, and you, with integrity, respect, and love.

Biodynamic Principles and Practices:

  • Views the soil and farm (or garden) as living organisms.
  • Places significant attention on soil health and plant, pollinator, and animal diversity.
  • Enhances compost, soil, and plant vitality through specific Biodynamic preparations.
  • Biodynamic fertility is generated from within the farm, reducing reliance on imported organic amendments and fertilizers.
  • Consciously works with seasonal, solar, and lunar rhythms.
  • Supports seed integrity and diversity (saving seeds, using only organic and Biodynamic seeds, favoring open-pollinated and heirloom varieties).
  • Approaches pests and diseases holistically (seeking to understand underlying imbalances and shift farming practices to bring the whole farm into balance).
  • Biodynamic farmers treat animals with the utmost respect.
  • Encourages the gardener/farmer to cultivate daily awareness and mindfulness practices, staying inwardly and outwardly attuned to the spirit of the farm & farmer.
  • Biodynamic certification upholds standards of agricultural integrity, ecological diversity, and social responsibility, far surpassing USDA Organic standards. Join with us in supporting holistic agriculture committed to regenerative ways of thinking, working, and living.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.