yanhusuo. C. ternata, C. turtshaninovii
hú suǒ- "Extend beard
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Corydalis originates from the Greek korudallis, "crested lark" in reference to the bird like shape of the flowers
FLAVOR: Acrid, bitter, slightly pungent CHANNELS: Liver, Spleen
GROUP: Regulate Blood and removing Stasis
1. Stimulates energy and activates blood circulation.[1,2]
2. Alleviates pain.[1,2,4]
INDICATIONS- Common herb for stopping pain anywhere in the body- especialy good for throbbing pain.
1. Pain due to blood coagulation. Pain in chest, ribs and stomach and abdomen, external injuries. Period pain, abdominal pain after childbirth. Stomach ache and abdominal pain, hernia caused pain. Dysmenorrhea.[1,4]. Body aches, post-partum pain due to clots. Joint pain.
2. Poor circulation of blood and energy. Traumatic injury pain.
PATENT COMBINATIONS- If very weak- may need to add Qi regulating herbs.
- Stagnation of Liver Qi leading to Heat or Blood stasis: Spreads the Liver Qi, drains Heat, regulate the Qi and alleviates pain Melia Fruit & Corydalis- Jin ling zi san.
- Liver Qi stagnation: Spreads the Liver Qi and regulates the Stomach Cyperus & Peony- Shu gan wan.
- Qi and Blood stagnation: Quickens the Blood and dispels Blood stasis, regulates the Qi, alleviates pain, nourishes the Blood Danggui & Notoginseng- Tong jing wan
DIRECTION: Can be directed upwards by combining with Pueraria. To the abdomen by combining with Bupleurum or Curcumin or downwards by combining with Ox knee- Achyranthes
PREPARATIONS: Decoction Dried tuber 3-9 g.[1,2,4] 5-10 g in divided doses/day
Tincture 20 ml of 1:2 extract.
Tablets/Capsules 300-600 mg of standardized extract (standardized to dl-THP).