Category: Medicines - plant based



Introduction and description


Corydalis (Greek korydalís "crested lark") is a genus of about 470 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the Papaveraceae family, native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere and the high mountains of tropical eastern Africa.

They are most diverse in China and the Himalayas, with at least 357 species in China.

According to Dr Duke the Corydalis spp (Papaveraceae) are called Fumeworts in the USA, although this name is not known in Europe, where the name used tends to be Corydalis.


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