Golden Thread – Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)

huanglian (1)Source: Huang Lian – the Rhizome of Coptis chinensis Franch.. and C. deltoidea C. Y. Cheng et Hsiao or Coptis teetoides .C. Y. Cheng, family Ranunculaceae.

Function: Huang Lian clears heat and removes dampness, purges excess fire and eliminates toxins.

Application: Huang Lian is used for the inflammation in digestive system, ie: enteritis. It regulates the function of the digestive system and relieves stomachache and abdominal pain. Huang Lian also can be used for insomnia, breathing difficulties, toothachevomiting.