Corydalis

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What other names is Corydalis known by?

Corydale, Corydale Bulbeuse, Corydale Creuse, Corydale à Tubercule Creux, Corydalis cava, Corydalis tuberosa, Corydalis Yanhusuo, Corydalis Yanhusuo Rhizome, Dai Ding, Early Fumitory, Fumeterre Creuse, Squirrel Corn, Yanhusuo, Yuan Hu Suo.

What is Corydalis?

Corydalis is a plant. People use the tuber and root for medicine.

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.

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More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of corydalis for these uses.

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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How does Corydalis work?

There isn't enough information to know how corydalis might work.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if using corydalis is safe. When too much is taken, corydalis can cause spasms and muscle tremors.

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.

Dosing considerations for Corydalis.

The appropriate dose of corydalis depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for corydalis. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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