TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "yan hu suo" which in english is "corydalis rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, liver, lung and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Yan Hu Suo has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Yan Hu Suo may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps), epigastric pain, hernia and/or trauma
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, yan hu suo is generally included in the following 8 formulas:
As noted above, yan hu suo is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... for blood stasis - pain, abscesses and ulcers, abdominal masses. )".