June 29, 2016

Corydalis

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What other names is Corydalis known by?

Corydale, Corydale Bulbeuse, Corydale Creuse, Corydale à Tubercule Creux, Corydalis cava, Corydalis tuberosa, Corydalis Yanhusuo, Corydalis Yanhusuo Rhizome, Dai Ding, Early Fumitory, Fumeterre Creuse, Squirrel Corn, Yanhusuo, Yuan Hu Suo.

What is Corydalis?

Corydalis is a plant. People use the tuber and root for medicine.

Corydalis is used for mild depression, mild mental disorders, emotional disturbances, severe nerve damage, and limb tremors. It is also used as a mild sedative and tranquilizer, as a hallucinogen, to lower blood pressure, and to relax spasms in the small intestine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Mild depression.
  • Mental and emotional disturbances.
  • Severe nerve damage.
  • Tremors.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Intestinal spasms.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of corydalis for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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