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Coptis Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
English Name
Botanical Name
Coptis Chinensis
Chinese Name
Huang Lian

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Coptis

-Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
-Not to be taken by a person having Stomach Problems, Diarrhea and Spleen Problems.
-It should not be taken by those suffering from Qi and Yin Deficiency.
-It is Incompatible with :
Scrophularia Ningpoensis
Chrysanthemum Morifolium
Dictamnus Dasycarpus
Achyranthes Bidentata
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Coptis is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 2 M.
Best used for Aphthous Ulcers.

In TCM :
Coptis Rhizome : Huang Lian, Huang Lian Xu

Meridians Associated: Heart, Liver, Stomach and Large Intestine.


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Materia Medica for Coptis

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Prepare a tincture of Oregon Grape, Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) , Coptis, Golden Seal. Take 18-20 drops in 1/4 cup of water thrice a day up to 2 weeks.
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Queries on Coptis
Patty Kennedy ( TN )
15 Apr 2018
I am trying to do a liver cleanse by taking Chinese Bitters in the early AM and Coptis Rhizome (Huang Lian) at night. After taking Coptis Rhizome I can NOT sleep. It makes me very hyper. I've even tried taking it early afternoon and I still get extremely hyper like I've had a lot of caffeine yet I do NOT drink or eat anything with caffeine. From everything I've read its supposed to help me sleep but what would cause it to keep me awake and hyper?
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