Chinese goldthread

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Chinese medicine
A perennial herb, the root of which contains berberine. Coptis is antimicrobial, antipyretic and a general antidote, and is used for abscesses, alcohol and other intoxications, anginal pain, bloodshot eyes, diarrhoea, halitosis, haematuria, high fever, gastritis, heat stroke, hepatitis and jaundice.

Chinese goldthread,

n Latin name:
Coptis chinensis; part used: rhizome; uses: antimicrobial, diarrhea, eye infection, leishmaniasis; precautions: stomach and intestine problems.
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