Corydalis yanhusuo is a traditional Chinese herb that has a long history of being used as a natural remedy. It is especially known for its pain-killer properties, especially in the case of chronic pain, that is considered to be as strong as those of Morphine.
The mechanism in which the plant helps relieve the pain has for a long time been unknown, but a new study from the University of California has discovered its long kept secret. The magical herb kills pain by affecting dopamine, the neurotransmitter that regulates various actions, like thinking or memory.
According to science, dopamine might have a big role in the cases of chronic pain since it is responsible for keeping the messages between the brain and the pain centers of the body.
Many people take various medicines against chronic pain, but those medications have various side effects, like nausea, liver damage, dizziness, addiction etc. this amazing herb is a much safer solution, especially since it doesn’t lose its effectiveness in time, in a way medications usually do, as the body is becoming accustomed to them.
Researchers believe the pain-relieving properties of the plant are partly due to tetrahydropalmatine (THP), which is one of the 20 alkaloids in the plant.
Although the plant is not as strong as morphine, it can be used for low or moderate chronic pain, according to Oliver Civelli, a professor of pharmacology at the University of California.
Supplements to take with the herb
5 to 10 grams of dried rhizome of the plant on daily basis, or 10-20 ml of a 1:2 extracts of it, according to the University of Michigan Health System. According to traditional Chinese healers, combining it with myrrh, frankincense or cinnamon bark fennel is the key.
Note: Don’t use if pregnant or nursing. Always consult a doctor before taking any herb for any issue.