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Herbal Information on Yan Hu Suo Corydalis yanhusuo Vineger-cured Tuber Yan Hu Suo, scientifically known as Corydalis yanhusuo, is a plant traditionally used in Chinese herbal medicine. It is recognized for its pote…

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Herbal Information on Yan Hu Suo Corydalis yanhusuo Vineger-cured Tuber

Yan Hu Suo, scientifically known as Corydalis yanhusuo, is a plant traditionally used in Chinese herbal medicine. It is recognized for its potent pain-relieving properties and is often used to treat various types of pain, including menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, and chest pain. The primary active compound in Yan Hu Suo is dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB), which has been studied for its effects on blocking pain signals in the nervous system.
Health Benefits of Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis yanhusuo)

Yan Hu Suo is primarily known for its analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. Here are some of its key health benefits:

  1. Pain Relief: It is effective in treating various kinds of pain, including headaches, menstrual pain, and back pain. Its compound DHCB is thought to work by blocking pain signals.
  2. Anti-inflammatory Effects: Corydalis may help reduce inflammation, which is beneficial for conditions associated with pain and swelling.
  3. Mood Improvement: Some studies suggest that Corydalis can have mild sedative effects that may help alleviate stress and improve symptoms of depression.
  4. Cardiovascular Health: There is some evidence to suggest that Corydalis can help improve circulation and reduce high blood pressure.

How to Use Yan Hu Suo Concentrated Granules

Yan Hu Suo is available in various forms, including concentrated granules. Here’s how to use these granules:

  • Dosage: Typically, the dosage of concentrated granules can range from 1 to 3 grams, taken 2-3 times a day. The exact dosage should be prescribed based on individual health needs and conditions.
  • Preparation: Dissolve the granules in hot water to make a tea-like solution. Stir well until the granules are completely dissolved.
  • Administration: Consume the solution while it is warm, preferably before meals.

When to Use Yan Hu Suo

Yan Hu Suo can be used when experiencing:

  • Chronic and Acute Pain: Such as that from injuries, surgery, headaches, menstrual cramps, or arthritic conditions.
  • Emotional Distress: Such as mild depression or stress that is affecting physical well-being.

Cautions and Potential Side Effects

While Yan Hu Suo is generally considered safe for most adults when used appropriately, there are several precautions to consider:

  1. Drug Interactions: Corydalis may interact with sedative medications, anticoagulants, and blood pressure medications. Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting.
  2. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: There is insufficient evidence about its safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is typically advised to avoid use.
  3. Surgery: Because of its potential effects on blood pressure and blood clotting, it’s recommended to discontinue using Yan Hu Suo at least two weeks before scheduled surgeries.
  4. Long-Term Use: Long-term use or high doses may lead to some side effects such as dizziness, fatigue, or nausea. Regular follow-up with a healthcare provider is recommended to monitor for adverse effects.

History Of Yan Hu Suo

Ancient Anesthetic: Corydalis has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over a thousand years, primarily for its pain-relieving properties. Historical texts refer to its use in managing pain and improving blood circulation, showcasing its longstanding role in herbal medicine.

Bioactive Alkaloids: The plant contains over 20 alkaloids, with dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB) being the most notable for its analgesic properties. DHCB is of significant interest to researchers because it acts differently from traditional pain relievers like opioids—it blocks pain signals by acting on dopamine receptors, which may help avoid the addictive effects associated with many pain medications.

Research in Western Medicine: In recent years, Western medical research has begun to explore more deeply the effects of Corydalis. Studies are looking into its potential as a treatment for both inflammatory and neuropathic pain. This interest highlights the possibility of integrating Corydalis into mainstream medicine, particularly as an alternative to opioids for managing chronic pain.

Common Name: Corydalis Rhizome
Botanical Name:  Corydalis yanhusuo rhizoma
Channels/Meridians: Heart, Liver, Lung, Stomach
Other Names: Chinese Poppy, Rhizoma Corydalis Yanhusuo, Yan hu, Xuan hu suo
Pin Yin Name:  Yan Hu Suo
Concentration Ratio:  10x
Active Ingredients:   Tetrahydropalmatine ≥ 1 mg/g
Granule Composition:   100% extract, no fillers
Package Size:  100 grams (3.5 oz.)
Form:  Single Herb Extract Powder   
Dosage:  Take 0.5 g each time, 1 to 2 times  per day, or as instructed by a herbal practitioner. Dissolve in hot water or mix into yogurt. Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Origin: China
Brand:  ActiveHerb

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Naturally Occurring  Components:  d-corydaline, tetrahydropalmatine, protopine, l-tetrahydrocoptisine, dl-tetrahydrocoptisine, l-tetrahydrocolumbamine, d-corybulbine, d-glaucine, a-allo-oryptopine, β-homoch-elidonine, coptisine, dehydrocorydaline corydalmine, dehydrocorydalmine, columbamine, d-glaucine

Summary of Yan Huo Suo

  • Contains analgesic and sedative properties
  • Activates blood
  • Promotes flow of qi
  • Temporary relief of pain

Product Properties: Acrid, Bitter, Warm


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Corydalis Rhizome Vinegar Cured Yan Hu Suo Concentrated Granules

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