Huang Lian Coptis Rhizome - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Huang Lian Names

  • English Name: Coptis Rhizome
  • Pinyin Name: Huang Lian

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Huang Lian Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses.
  • Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp-heat in the stomach or intestine, diarrhea or dysenteric disorder, vomiting and/or acid regurgitation due to stomach heat.
  • Clears heart fire - irritability, insomnia.
  • Clears heat and stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in the urine, stool, vomiting due to hot blood.
  • Topically for red, painful eyes and ulcerations of the tongue and mouth.

Huang Lian Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 1.5-9g

Huang Lian Appears In 5 Formulas

Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan

Jian Pi Wan

Xiang Lian Wan

Xie Xin Wan

  • Drain the Epigastrium Formula
  • Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head.  Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle warmer issues - jaundice, dysentery, tongue/mouth ulcers.

    Pulse will be be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red, swollen with a yellow greasy tongue coating.

  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

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