***This listing is for 1oz of powdered extract***
Country of origin: China
Corydalis is an herb in the poppy family used in traditional Chinese medicine. It contains a number of the same alkaloids as the opium poppy, but interestingly none of it's active components have any effect on the opioid receptors.
Corydalis contains berberine, corydaline, tetrahydropalmatine, protopine, tetrahydroberberine, glaucine, columbamine, palmatine, oxoglaucine, adenosine, and various other isoquinoline alkaloids. Berberine and tetrahydropalmatine are two of the primary active compounds.
A good starting dose for this extract seems to be 0.25-0.5 tsp. This is a 1:4 extract, meaning that for every 4 ounces of whole root used, 1 ounce of extract was produced. This extract is in powder form and can be taken orally or steeped in tea alongside other herbs.