Corydalis, a plant used in Chinese medicine has been found to effectively treat low level chronic pain says researchers at University of California, Irvine. Roots such as corydalis have been used for over one thousand years in Asia. “Our study reports the discovery of a new natural product that can relieve pain,” says Olivier Civelli, PhD, Department of Pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine, “This analgesic acts in animal assays against the three types of pain that afflict humans, including acute, inflammatory, and neuropathic or chronic pain.”
Corydalis is commonly used for headaches, menstrual pain, stomach pain and back pain. This Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) plant is one of the 13 herbs in PMS Relief Herb Pack made by Pacific Herbs. Interestingly, Corydalis is non-addicting and can be used long term safely and does not appear to lose its effectiveness the way that conventional opiate drugs do. The researchers found it a very effective option for those who suffer from low-level chronic pain.
Asian cultures have hundreds of studies on this Chinese herb root proving both safety and efficacy of using corydalis.