Corydalis ( 延胡索 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Yan Hu Suo
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Liver, Spleen, Stomach, Lungs
This herb is used both in formulas and singly to relieve pain (TCM: congealed Blood and stagnant Qi); also used for insomnia and lower back pain.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Invigorates Blood and alleviates pain; moves Qi and alleviates pain
Common Formulas Used In
Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus; Cory. dalis; Corydalis Tuber; Tang Gui and Indigo.
Cautions in Use
Do not use during pregnancy.