Huang Lian - Chinese Goldthread

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Huang Lian

Also Known As:

Cankerroot, Chinese Goldthread, Coptide, Coptis, Coptis Chinesis, Gold Thread, Goldenthread, Huang Lian, Mouth Root, Yellowroot. Coptis chinensis; Coptis deltoidea; Coptis teetoides; Coptis trifolia, synonym Coptis groenlandica.
Family: Ranunculaceae.



Huang Lian           Properties: BITTER   - COLD                                 Dosage: 1.5 – 9g.

Coptis Rhizome                Meridian: HEART, LARGE INTESTINE, LIVER, STOMACH

-drain fire, relieve toxicity – high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful-red eyes, sore throat, boils carbuncles, abscesses

-clear heat, drain damp – stomach – diarrhea, dysentery, acid reflux, halitosis, belching

-clear heart fire – irritability, insomnia

-topically – red-painful ulcerations


Also Used For:

Orally, goldthread is used for digestive disorders.






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