Coptis by Plum Flower clears heat, transforms dampness, and expels toxic heat from the lower body.
Indications: Diarrhea, Indigestion, Intestinal bacteria, Food poisoning, Abdominal distension and Strep throat
Other Name: Huang Lian Su Wan, Compound Coptis Pills
Ingredients (Pin Yin): Huang lian
Ingredients: Coptis chinensis rhizome
Other Ingredients: Talcum, Activated carbon, China wax
TCM Functions: Clears Heat, Transforms Dampness
Standard Dosage: 4 pills, 3 x per day
Clinical Dosage: Administer half an hour before or one hour after eating. In acute cases, dosage may be increased to 4-8-pills every 2-4 hours, then reduced to a maintenance dose as the formula takes effect. May be used short-term for few days to a few weeks. Monitor for signs of Spleen Qi deficiency.
Contraindications (all): Use with caution in Yin deficiency. Contraindicated for conditions due to excess cold or Qi deficiency. Huang lian/coptis is a very cold medicinal and can injure the Spleen and Stomach when taken for too long or in excess amounts.