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Biological Name: Coptis chinensis, Rhizoma coptidisCoptis

Family: Ranunculaceae

Other Names: Huang Lian, Coptis

Elements Applied: The rootstock is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to reduce inflammations, treat bacterial infections, relax the vessels, reduce fevers, and promote bile production.

Due to its anti-inflammatory activity the herb is particularly beneficial in cases of insomnia, anxiety, and nervousness, induce by heat problems. It can induce bile movement; reduce damp heat, thus being a good remedy for venereal conditions, like herpes simplex, jaundice, cirrhosis, gallstones, and hepatitis. It is additionally used to treat infections, hemorrhage, abscesses, inflammations, conjunctivitis, and fevers. The herb helps heal mouth sores. Moreover, it may be used as an external remedy for local infections and scabies. People also employ it in case of hard-curing diseases, like cancer and leukemia, typhoid fever and tuberculosis.

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to China.

Preparation and Intake: The common dose is from 1 to 9 grams.

Safety: Coptis is a bitter herb, and taking it in large amounts may affect the stomach. The herb should only be used at the suggested dose.