Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

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

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  • 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.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 1.5-9g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Heart ◦ Large Intestine ◦ Liver ◦ Stomach

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Cold (Han) ◦ Bitter (Ku)



    Herbal Formulas Which Include Huang Lian

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Huang Lian (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan

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    Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan

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    Jian Pi Wan

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    Xiang Lian Wan

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    Xie Xin Wan

    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.

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    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Fever ◦ Irritability ◦ Delirium ◦ Sore Throat ◦ Furuncles (Boils) ◦ Diarrhea ◦ Vomiting ◦ Insomnia

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