Corydalis has been shown to exhibit a wide number of pharmacological actions on the central nervous system, including analgesic and sedative effects. In addition to its central nervous system effects, the alkaloids in Corydalis are also thought to have beneficial cardiovascular actions.
Parts used: root
• corydalis is said to invigorate the blood and alleviate pain, including menstrual, abdominal
• in addition to its central nervous system effects, studies in the laboratory have shown the alkaloids from Corydalis also have cardiovascular actions
• animal lab studies show Corydalis offers some protection against strokes by lowering heart rates and blood pressure levels
SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 10 to 60 drops three times a day or 2 to 10 pumps of the spray.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: The tetrahydopalmatine (a chemical found in this herb) seems to block the nervous system's dopamine receptors there fore should only be used in small doses and a limited amount of time. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use the herb. Corydalis contains substances that reduce the formation of blood clots, so this herb should only be used under a physician's care by people taking anticoagulant drugs such as warfarin.
Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.