Corydalis ( 延胡索 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Corydalis Ambigua

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Yan Hu Suo

Common English Name

Corydalis

Part of Plant Used

Root

Nature

Warm

Taste

Acrid, bitter

Meridians Entered

Liver, Spleen, Stomach, Lungs

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use during pregnancy.



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