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Corydalis is an herb native to the Chinese province of Zhejiang. The portion of the plant that is used medicinally is the tuberous rhizome.1
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|Refer to label instructions||[2 stars] Corydalis contains several ingredients, one of which has been shown to influence the nervous system, providing pain relief and promoting relaxation.|
|Take an amount supplying 75 mg per day of tetrahydropalmatine (THP)||[2 stars] Preliminary reports indicate that THP (an alkaloid from the plant corydalis) may be effective in reducing nerve pain.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] An active constituent in corydalis, dl-tetrahydropalmatine, may have an anti-arrhythmic effect on the heart.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] A constituent of corydalis called tetrahydropalmatine appears to heave pain-relieving and sedative effects. It has shown to be effective for painful menstruation.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Corydalis extracts are useful in relieving pain and in treating stomach ulcers.|
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, corydalis is said to invigorate the blood, move qi (energy that travels through the body), and alleviate pain, including menstrual, abdominal, and hernial.2
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