Latin Name: Corydalis spp.
Common name: Golden Smoke
Parts used: Rhizome
Medicinal actions: Analgesic, antispasmodic, sedative.
Medicinal use: Pain relief, cardiovascular effect, anti-viral, menstrual pain, abdominal conditions, sedative.
- Alkaloids have shown to prevent platelet aggregation and also have inhibitory effects making them useful anti-viral/anti-tumor promoters.
- Tincture: fresh herb (1:2); dry herb (1:5, 50% alcohol) 10-30 drops. Frequent doses are best.
- Infusion: 1/2 tsp taken with other sedatives
Toxicity: None known.
Contraindications: Avoid use during pregnancy.
Interactions: May interact with anti-coagulant medication.