Herbs – Chinese Painkiller & a Member of the Poppy Family 🙂 Like an benevolent Uncle to a Brother of Father Opium.
Corydalis Yan Hu Suo. Quickly the stuff you want to read first I assume: What is it used for? ||| Is it safe ? ||| Where do I get it? |||
What is it used for?
1st: A PainKiller, An alternative to Opioids 2nd: It has secondary uses that
- mild depression
- mild mental disorders
- emotional disturbances
- nerve damage
Active Compound: Tetrahydropalmatine (THP)
- mild sedative and tranquilizer
- relax spasms in the small intestine
- to treat opiate withdrawals
Active Compound: Dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB)
Where Can I get it? C l c k H e r e 🙂
Some Review Summary
The extract is strong ” I have taken the 80% THP /corydalis extract product. 50 milligrams is too much in my opinion, puts me right to sleep ” sushitake
Among the Reviews: Lots of Positive Reviews regarding pain relief to a broad range of pain sources. Nerve Pain, Back Pain, Acute Pain.
Successful pain relief has been noted by people managing a a range of different pain sources.
From the Reviews:
a reduction of nerve pain in the feet, pain caused by nerve stimulation post amputation.
Pain in the legs from lymphedema. This individual take corydalis and Acetaminophen together. They have been doing it for a year” and they report a beneficial reduction in pain. To tolerable levels.
*Combining Acetaminophen with another painkiller is common practice. Just be cautious of your liver’s condition.
Many reviews on backpain with really positive results. Also, Arthritis, Neuropathic Pain, Migraines
Also one user reported they were able to significantly reduce their Morphine intake.
Few Reviews with Poor Results: The consistent criticism this Corydalis recieves is, than it tastes very bitter, incredibly bitter. When it’s hot its not so bad 🙂 . Cold is very bitter.
Some like to experiment with ways to reduce the bitterness. Ie. Add honey, drink with Orange Juice. Have a bit of chocolate immediate after.
And then some people have side effects like, flattening of mood, bit of ’emptyheadedness’. And others did not find relief. No relief for one individual dealing with IBS pain.
Methods of Ingestion
Liquid Extract || Powder Extract 5:1 or 10:1 || Teapills (Chinese Style Compressed Pills) || And raw pebbles that you can boil into water and drink as a nto tasty tea
Is it Safe?
It should not be used during pregnancy. It should not be given to children.
In high doses of may be toxic to the liver. It should not be taken by people with damage liver. It should not be taken over a long period of time. To prevent liver damage. These warnings are Similar to Acetaminophen warnings
And although Corydalis is not 101% safe, it is still better than Opioid dependancy.
More useful information. And we do not claim any of this is accurate. But it is written with the intention to benefit the reader 🙂
Should I take the herb or the Extract?
The Herb is cheaper. Boil it in water drink it fast as a very bitter tea. Effects are mild but effective.
Dseudo Dcience: Dseudo Science like Pseudo science is not scientifically confirmed but it may be useful information none the lesser.
Dseudo Dcience: I have some experience with Corydali Yan Hu Suo. It does provide pain relief. I think there is some dopamine related mood lift and focus increase but it is by no means a recreational high. However it does seems to have a depressive effect. Some words to descrive this. Low, Sober, Water, Damp, Cool, Chill, 😐 Straight Lip Emoticon. So, it dampens the fires a bit, and might leave you feeling very sober. Like a low mental energy mood. Not depressed, Not body lethargic. Just low mentally.
However that is just my experience and it could be and most likely an individual response not typical & certainly not a controlled experiment.
From this brief research into Corydalis we have learned several things. Corydalis is used as a Painkiller. It is not as powerful as opiates. But it’s strength is a close second. Corydalis Rhizome, Yan Hu Suo, most over-the-counter medicines like Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Pharmaceutical and Herbs. We think this Means than Corydalis Yan Hu Suo is stronger than Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen. And stronger than Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)* Then there are the Anti-Inflammatory herbs that it is stronger than like, Ginger and Turmeric and Blueberry, They are all great but they are best use to treat common everyday inflammation, like inflammation caused by sugar intake or a hangover etc. not chronic or acute inflammation.
* if you can get Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa) cheap or forage it, then try it because it is also a great painkiller and it tastes much better than Yan Hu Suo.
Corydalis may be in the similar strength category as CBD oil. Stronger than the Non-Opioids weaker than the Opioids.
Corydalis is a beloved herb because it is nearly as effective as opioid but not nearly as capable of destruction. Frequent use of Corydalis does NOT cause a building tolerance. And it is less likely used to for recreation and withdrawal symptoms are negligible compared to opioid addiction.
Some Info and Caution:
Do not take Corydalis Yan Hu Suo during Pregnancy
Yan Hu Suo, it is a Blood Vitalizer and is forbidden during pregnancy because it could detach a fetus.