Name: Rhizoma coptidis, Coptis chinensis
Names: Coptis, Huang Lian
vasodilator, antipyretic, cholagogue.
The anti-inflammatory property of coptis makes it especially effective with heat conditions associated with nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia. It stimulates the flow of bile, relieving damp heat, making it effective for hepatitis, gallstones, cirrhosis, jaundice, and venereal diseases, including herpes simplex. It is also very effective for infections, fevers, conjunctivitis, inflammation, abscesses, and hemorrhage. Useful for oral ulcers. In addition, it can be topically applied for scabies and external infections. It is also useful for more serious diseases, from leukemia and cancer to tuberculosis and typhoid fever.
Caution: Coptis is extremely
bitter. Large doses can injure the stomach. Do not exceed the dose recommended.
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