Ferny Corydalis (Corydalis cheilanthifolia
Golden Smoke (Corydalis aurea
Corydalis (Greek korydalís "crested lark") is a genus of about 470 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the Papaveraceae family, native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere and the high mountains of tropical eastern Africa. They are most diverse in China and the Himalayas, with at least 357 species in China.
Corydalis species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species (butterflies), especially of the genus Mnemosyne.
Corydalis cava and some other tuberous species contain the alkaloid bulbocapnine, which is occasionally used in medicine but scientific evidence is lacking in the correct dosages and side effects.
There are about 470 species, including:
Several former Corydalis have been moved to new genera:
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Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:05:22 -0800
The new study, which is published in the journal Current Biology, sought to quantify the effect of the plant Corydalis — a traditional Chinese remedy that has been used to treat headaches, back pain, and other ailments for centuries. The authors ...
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:24:25 -0700
The compound in Corydalis, dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB), is believed to produce pain-relieving effects similar to prescription drugs by blocking pain signals in the brain.1 However, it does so naturally and does not carry the risk of addiction that many ...
To Your Health
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:16:43 -0700
Natural Pain Control: The Power of Corydalis. By Dr. Mark Reps. Many chronic pain patients are prescribed pain-control medications such as codeine, morphine and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Unfortunately, there are often significant ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:03:45 -0800
She does her bit to save the bees by gardening, and recommends the plant called the Golden Panda, a corydalis whose beautiful scent attracts the insects by the score. The royal jelly that beekeepers gather is an excellent source of nutrients as well as ...
The Seattle Times
Thu, 22 May 2014 06:19:25 -0700
Blue-flowering Corydalis, related to poppies, is among the most attractive of spring-blooming perennials. The botanical name means crested lark and refers to the birdlike appearance of the attractive flowers that appear en masse above ferny foliage.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:43:22 -0800
Dr. Oz, January 28, 2014, had new natural remedies for pain today and his newest discovery is Corydalis to control chronic pain in a non addictive way with no side effects. We all have our aches and pains. From Migraines to a stiff back, our pain has ...
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:13:40 -0800
A compound derived from the roots of the Chinese herbal medicine plant Corydalis yanhusuo may be effective at reducing pain, according to new research in rats. The research, led by researchers in the US and China suggests that the isolated compound ...
Hornell Evening Tribune (blog)
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:04:48 -0800
My gutters need cleaning! But some of my trees still have a plentitude of leaves. One in particular is my Kousa dogwood in back that overhangs the porch roof. It is still in virtual full lea... Still abloomin'. Corydalis lutea (yellow) and Corydalis ...
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