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    Also indexed as:Corydalis turtschaninovii, Corydalis yanhusuo
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    Botanical names:
    Corydalis turtschaninovii, Corydalis yanhusuo

    Parts Used & Where Grown

    Corydalis is an herb native to the Chinese province of Zhejiang. The portion of the plant that is used medicinally is the tuberous rhizome.1

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    This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

    Used for AmountWhy
    Insomnia
    Refer to label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
    Corydalis contains several ingredients, one of which has been shown to influence the nervous system, providing pain relief and promoting relaxation.
    Pain
    Take an amount supplying 75 mg per day of tetrahydropalmatine (THP)2 stars[2 stars]
    Preliminary reports indicate that THP (an alkaloid from the plant corydalis) may be effective in reducing nerve pain.
    Cardiac Arrhythmia
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    An active constituent in corydalis, dl-tetrahydropalmatine, may have an anti-arrhythmic effect on the heart.
    Dysmenorrhea
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    A constituent of corydalis called tetrahydropalmatine appears to heave pain-relieving and sedative effects. It has shown to be effective for painful menstruation.
    Peptic Ulcer
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    Corydalis extracts are useful in relieving pain and in treating stomach ulcers.

    Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine, corydalis is said to invigorate the blood, move qi (energy that travels through the body), and alleviate pain, including menstrual, abdominal, and hernial.2

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