Rhizoma Corydalis


The tuber of Corydalis turtschaninovii Bess. f. yanhusuo Y.H. Chou Hw, family Papaveraceae.

Tuber oblate, 0.5-1.5 cm in diameter. Surface yellow-brown with reticular wrinkles; top with round depressed stem scars, base uneven. Fractured surface yellow, corneous and lustrous. Bitter and slightly acrid in taste and warm in nature, and attributive to liver and stomach channels.

Promote the circulation of blood and vital energy, and alleviate pain: For stagnation of vital energy or blood stasis resulting in headache, chest pain, hypochondriac pain, epigastric pain, abdominal pain, backache, arthralgia, dysmenorrhea or trauma. Recently, also used for angina pectoris, peptic ulcer and neuralgia.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its components d-corydaline and dl-tetrahydropalmatine are analgesics.
2. Decreasing the secretion of gastric juice and the amount of pepsin.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g. Powder: 1-2g tid.
Lutongding tablet: Each containing 30 mg of dl-tetrahydropalmatine, 2-3 tablets 14 times daily.


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