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Herb Information
Name: Coptis
Biological Name: Rhizoma coptidis, Coptis chinensis

Ranunculaceae

Other Names: Coptis, Huang Lian
Parts Used: Rhizome
Remedies For

Anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, 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.

Description: Chinese herb.
Dosage: 1-9 grams
Safety:

Caution: Coptis is extremely bitter. Large doses can injure the stomach. Do not exceed the dose recommended.

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