Pinyin: huang lian
ENGLISH NAME: Coptis (Rhizome)
LATIN NAME: Coptidis Rhizoma
Properties: bitter, co1d
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat and Dries Dampness
2. Sedates Fire
3.Clears Fire Toxin
2 to 10 grams in decoction. The maximum dosage of Huang Lian is 15 grams.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Huang Lían is bitter, cold and drying. It must be used with caution in patients who have cold, yang deficiency，
yin deficiency, or deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach. • Huang Lian is relatively safe, but may be associated with the following side effects: allergic reaction, allergic rash, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, shortness of breath, abdominal fullness, diarrhea, and reduction of red blood cells.