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

General Name
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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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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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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?
07 Jul 2019
There are also side-effects which may affect the heart for people who may have heart issues which need other herbs. A herb specialist or a trained physician may know how to help.
Lenna Bischoff ( USA NY )
09 Aug 2019
I used to take Coptis purge fire for about a year and began experiencing heart palpitations. Has anyone else experienced this?
13 Aug 2019
Hey Lenna, Why are you taking the herb? How did you feel initially when you started taking the herb? Did you have any disease for which you took it? If it doesn't suit you, you may check for other herbs and stop taking this. Sometimes there can be uncertain side effects. You should visit a specialist nearby.
Kelly ( USA, Texas )
19 Nov 2019
Hello, can Coptis Purge Fire kill the herpes virus even if there is no current outbreak? I have read that the virus lies dormant beneath the tailbone (I do not know if TCM embraces this theory)---I have not had an outbreak for months and before that, several years.
Also, I have abdominal swelling that I have not been able to get rid of for over 4 years. I had a hysterectomy 4 years ago, and although the surgeon said the swelling should go down, it never has. I also have done several liver cleanses and I feel that helped a little with the swelling, but not in inches. I was a heavy drinker over a decade ago. I fear that I damaged my liver, also with the gynecological issues combined, I am wondering if Coptis Purge Fire will help? I plan to take it 5-14 days only. Thank you for your help!!
21 Nov 2019
Dear Kelly

We suggest you get yourself diagnosed for the Dropsy of the Abdomen. As swelling in Abdomen is not normal, you must get a physical diagnose done for the same. Get an ultrasound done for Abdomen and a Liver Function Test ( LFT ) for the Liver too.
For Liver, you can take,
Dong Quai herb decoction. Make a decoction of Dong Quai root and take it for 15 days or you can either take in powdered form.
Milk Thistle capsules: 1 capsule a day.
Write back once physical diagnose is done.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Melissa ( Arizona )
29 Mar 2020
I was on the floor sick with my body feeling like I couldnt move. I had nausea I was weak and shaky. Coptis Purge Fire got me off the floor. I took it for a few months. At the first of the year I got health insurance and could start going to doctors. I just had blood work test positive for lupus. Does coptis purge fire help with that? I havent taken it for about 2 months. Im not on the floor anymore but I dont feel good.
15 Apr 2020
Dear Melissa
Yes,Coptis Purge Fire is a formula for Lupus. If you do not feel good, we suggest that you include Borage in your daily diet. Take Grapefruit extract mixed in a glass of water. Add 2-3 teaspoons to a glass of water and have every day for a month.
Start Aromtherapy-- Use Evening Primrose Essential oil. Use a diffuser, add some water and 2-3 drops of essential oil in it. You can use Essential oil mixed in a Carrier oil as per the diffuser you have.
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