Corydalis: one of the most frequently used herbs in traditional formulas for menstrual relief. Its primary active ingredient has been shown to effective reduce inflammatory pain.Every ingredient we use is research backed. We found more than 602 studies on Corydalis— here's what matters:
- Corydalis is one of the most frequently prescribed herbs for menstrual pain in Traditional Chinese Medicine. One study found that corydalis was included in over 30% of formulas given for menstrual pain.
- The primary active component of corydalis, dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB), has been shown to reduce both inflammatory pain, and pain produced by damage to the nervous system. A member of the poppy family, corydalis has a similar, though considerably weaker effect than morphine, and doesn't raise concerns for tolerance or dependence.