Herb: Scrambled Eggs
Latin name: Corydalis aurea
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
Medicinal use of Scrambled Eggs:A tea made from the plant is used in the treatment of painful or irregular menstruation, diarrhoea, bronchitis, heart diseases, sore throats and stomach aches. Externally, it is used as a lotion on backaches, hand sores etc and as a gargle for sore throats. Caution is advised in the use of this plant, see the note above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy rocky soils, open woods.
Propagation of Scrambled Eggs:Seed - surface sow in situ in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy rocky soils, open woods.
Known hazards of Corydalis aurea:Corydalis species are potentially toxic in moderate doses.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.