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:


50 cm
(1 foot)

to May

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.