Yan Hu Suo (Cu Zhi) - 醋延胡索 - Corydalis Rhizome (Processed)
Chinese Name: 醋延胡索, Yan Hu Suo (Cu Zhi)
English Name: Corydalis Rhizome (Processed)
Latin Name: Corydalis Rhizoma Praeparata
Certifications: Kosher, Halal
Potency: Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract; concentrated 5:1; granules (100g/bottle).
Properties: Acrid, bitter, warm.
Functions: Invigorates blood, disperses stasis, moves qi, stops pain.
Available in: 100g granules
Dao Di (Origin): Shaanxi Province
What is Yan Hu Suo?
Yan Hu Suo, also known as Corydalis Yanhusuo, is a plant native to China, traditionally used in Chinese medicine. Alleviating pain and promoting blood circulation are among its reputed benefits.
The plant's underground stem, or rhizome, is the primary part utilized. Modern research focuses on its potential in treating pain and cardiovascular diseases.
What are the benefits of Yan Hu Suo?
Traditionally, Yan Hu Suo has been used to alleviate menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, and pain after surgery or injury.
Research suggests that Yan Hu Suo may also be effective against depression and anxiety due to its potential to inhibit reuptake of dopamine, a neurotransmitter related to mood. This enhances its traditional role as a pain reliever, making Yan Hu Suo a versatile herb in both traditional and modern medicine.
What is the dosage and method for taking Yan Hu Suo?
Yan Hu Suo is generally taken as part of a balanced formula in conjunction with other herbs. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.
Yan Hu Suo may be taken in capsule form or loose granules. Granules dissolve best in very hot water.
When can I expect to see results?
Yan Hu Suo typically starts to take effect within days. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.
Does Yan Hu Suo have any side effects?
While Yan Hu Suo is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause side effects in some individuals. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or postpartum as well as people with liver disease, should avoid or use Yan Hu Suo with caution.
As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Yan Hu Suo before any course of treatment is started.
Where to buy Yan Hu Suo
For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Yan Hu Suo granules in 100g bottles.
If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Yan Hu Suo, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.
Yan Hu Suo from Treasure of the East is:
✔️ ISO Lab Tested & GMP Certified
✔️ Bio-Authentic with Full Traceability
✔️ Sustainably Sourced from Dao Di Farms
Treasure of the East’s herbal extracts are full-spectrum, water-based extracts produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical. Unlike standardized extracts, which contain a concentrated quantity of a single marker chemical, full-spectrum herbal extracts contain all the active chemical constituents of whole herbs in concentrated form. Treasure of the East herbs are full-spectrum and extracted using only purified water (more information).