Principal Proposed Uses
Widely used in Chinese herbal medicine, the herb corydalis is said to alleviate pain by “moving qi” and “stimulating the blood.” These expressions refer to traditional concepts included within the complex theories of traditional Chinese herbal medicine . In terms of Western diagnostic categories, corydalis may be recommended for soft tissue injuries , menstrual discomfort , and abdominal pain.
The part of the plant used medicinally is the rhizome (underground stalk).
What is Cordyalis Used for Today?
Corydalis is usually taken at a dose of 5–10 grams daily, or equivalent quantities of an extract.
For these reasons, we strongly recommend against the use of corydalis, especially by young children, pregnant or nursing women, or people with liver disease.
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 08/22/2013 -