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Oct 12, 2021

UCI-led study finds medicinal plant extract to prevent morphine addiction

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Irvine, Calif., Oct. 12 2021 — The extract of the plant Corydalis yanhusuo prevents morphine tolerance and dependence while also reversing opiate addiction, according to a recent study led by the University of California, Irvine. The findings were published in the October issue of the journal Pharmaceuticals.

(Link to study: https://pharmsci.uci.edu/uci-led-study-finds-medicinal-plant…-epidemic/)

Over the past two decades, dramatic increases in opioid overdose mortality have occurred in the United States and other nations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic has only worsened. The documented effects of YHS, the extract of the plant Corydalis yanhusuo, could have an immediate, positive impact to curb the opioid epidemic.

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