(Medicinal Herbs) Corydalis

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Corydalis Scientific Names and Common Names,Corydalis Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Corydalis Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Medicinal Herbs)  Corydalis

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Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Corydalis cava L. Fumitory family

Common Names

Early fumitory
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Parts Usually Used

Rootstock
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Corydalis is a perennial plant; the erect stem grows 6-12 inches high and bears soft, bluish-green, pinnately decompound and incised leaves. In April and May it is topped by a raceme of purple-red or rose-colored, sometimes white, flowers with corollas spurred at the base.
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Where Found

Found in the deciduous forests, thickets and hedges of Europe.
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Medicinal Properties

Antispasmodic, hypnotic
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Uses

The high alkaloid content makes corydalis an effective remedy, when properly used, for palsy, trembling hands, and general excitement. One of the alkaloids in corydalis works on the nervous system and is used as an ingredient in medications used for Parkinson’s disease. In ancient times, corydalis was used to expel worms.
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Warning

Do not use corydalis without medical supervision.
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Bibliography

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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