Effect on blood sugar
Subcutaneous injection of Codonopsis pilosula extract into the rabbit's abdomen can increase blood sugar; however, if the fermented extract is injected or administered by gavage, it has an incomparable effect. Therefore, it is believed that the increase in blood sugar is due to the high amount of sugar in the root; Nor can it suppress neurological hyperglycemia caused by diuretic injections. According to preliminary tests, the bee Dangshen can increase blood sugar.
Regulate blood pressure
Codonopsis pilosula extract, alcohol extract and water extract can significantly reduce the blood pressure of anesthetized dogs and rabbits. Intravenous injection of Codonopsis pilosula injection to anesthetized dogs and rabbits can cause a short-term blood pressure drop, but repeated administration does not produce rapid tolerance. The antihypertensive effect of Codonopsis is mainly due to the expansion of peripheral blood vessels. Codonopsis pilosula can also increase the arterial blood pressure of rabbits with late hemorrhagic shock, so it has a two-way regulating effect on blood pressure.