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Corydalis yanhusuo rhizoma - 5x Extract Powder


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5x Corydalis yanhusuo Rhizoma Extract Powder

Botanical: Corydalis ambigua
Family: Papaveraceae (opium poppy) - Fumariaceae (fumitory)

From the family, Papacercaeae and the genus, Corydalis, Corydalis Yanhusuo Rhizome is a relative to Papaver Somniferum and contains similar alkaloids.  Containing more than 20 of these active alkaloids (including tetrahydropalmatine (THP), and protopine), other names for this plan include Yan Hu Suo, Corydalis Rhizome, Corydalis yanhusuo, and Corydalis Yanhusuo Rhizoma.

Corydalis has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a particularly useful support for the body's naturally healthy blood flow and movement since the eighth century A.D. Today, it is still used as a botanical support for healthy blood circulation, cardiovascular health and healthy blood pressure levels already within normal range. The herb is also used to provide support for the body's own naturally healthy ability to rest and sleep well; and Corydalis's important botanical compounds provide support for abdominal, stomach and menstrual health, including cramps associated with the menstrual cycle.

Corydalis is a low-growing perennial or winter annual that is native to the Zhejiang province of northern China, as well as Japan and Siberia: and it may also be found in the deciduous forests, thickets and hedges of Europe. The semi-succulent plant is related to the opium-poppy and survives in harsh conditions of northeast Asia by storing most of its energy in its hard, bright-yellow tuber, and the plant bears a thin, erect green stem with green leaves and yellow flowers. The Corydalis genus consists of ten species in the United States and four hundred species worldwide. The North American plant produces purplish-tinged flowers and thrives in humus-rich, moist soil in partial shade, mostly in flood plains and swampy ground (Voss, 1985). Included among the North American species of Corydalis are Dicentra canadensis, called Turkey Corn and Squirrel Corn, and Dicentra cucillaria, called Dutchman's Breeches, and they are sometimes used in a similar manner as the Asian species but do have somewhat different applications. The roots of all species are unearthed in autumn, when the plant is dormant, then dried and used in herbal preparations. Corydalis has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since at least the eighth century A.D., when it was noted in Ch'en Can-Zi's Materia Medica and recommended for invigorating the blood and menstrual and abdominal cramps, and hernia pain.  Scientists have isolated twenty alkaloids, incorporating the most powerful, tetrahydropalmatine (THD), which acts as a sedative and analgesic, as well as dl-tetrahydropalmatine, corydaline, protopine, tetrahydrocoptisine, bulbocapnine, leonticine, corybulbine-3 and tetrahydrocolumbamine.

We offer a 5x powdered extract of this material, available in 100, 28 and 14 gram units.

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