- What other names is Corydalis known by?
- What is Corydalis?
- How does Corydalis work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Corydalis.
Corydalis is used for mild depression, mild mental disorders, emotional disturbances, severe nerve damage, and limb tremors. It is also used as a mild sedative and tranquilizer, as a hallucinogen, to lower blood pressure, and to relax spasms in the small intestine.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Mild depression.
- Mental and emotional disturbances.
- Severe nerve damage.
- High blood pressure.
- Intestinal spasms.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take corydalis if you are pregnant. It might start your period and cause the uterus to contract. This could cause a miscarriage.
Breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the safety of using corydalis if you are breast-feeding. It's best to avoid using it.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011