Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Coptis chinensis.
The root is analgesic, locally anaesthetic, antibacterial, antidote, antipyretic, bitter, blood tonic, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, sedative, stomachic, tonic and vasodilator. It is particularly helpful in the treatment of diarrhoea, acute enteritis and dysentery, whilst it is also used in the treatment of insomnia, fidget, delirium due to high fever, leukaemia and otitis media. Externally it is used to treat various skin problems such as acne, boils, abscesses and burns whilst it is also used as a gargle for mouth and tongue ulcers, swollen gums and toothache. As an eyewash it is used to treat conjunctivitis.The root is harvested in the autumn and used fresh or dried.
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- Unknown part (Dye)
- Unknown part (Anaesthetic)
- Unknown part (Analgesic)
- Unknown part (Antibacterial)
- Unknown part (Antidote)
- Unknown part (Antipyretic)
- Unknown part (Antispasmodic)
- Unknown part (Bitter)
- Unknown part (Blood tonic)
- Unknown part (Carminative)
- Unknown part (Cholagogue)
- Unknown part (Digestive)
- Unknown part (Sedative)
- Unknown part (Skin)
- Unknown part (Stomachic)
- Unknown part (Tonic)
- Unknown part (Vasodilator)
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