Western hubei mountainous area of hubei province medicinal
materials supply treasure house of Chinese herbal medicine coptis
Chinese goldthread rhizomes used in TCM purging fire
detoxification, heat drying wet effect, can treat their toxic heat,
high fever, diarrhea diarrhea, mouth sores, ulcer furunculosis etc.
Pharmacological experiment proves that has antibacterial and
antiviral, peptides, and can lower blood pressure, expansion of
Rhizoma coptidis contain berberine and hydrastine, such as a
variety of alkaloids, the other containing ketone of cortex
phellodendri, the composition such as cortex phellodendri lactone.
There are also leaves of rhizoma coptidis, belong to the same or
even, even I, alternaria alternata in hubei, sichuan, the rhizomes
are for medicinal.