Speaking of coptis, there is probably one word that cannot be separated from it, and that is suffering. Since we were in elementary school, the teacher has told us that dumbs eat coptis, and there is no bitterness, but our common saying also tells us that good medicine is good for the disease. This sentence is also a big truth; Coptis is indeed a kind of medicinal material, but its taste makes it not so popular. The main method of use of Coptis is to soak in water. Drinking Coptidis water every day can relieve fire and relieve cough. It works, but do you know the harm of soaking Coptis in water?
Coptis is one of 40 kinds of bulk Chinese medicinal materials, and it is also one of 30 kinds of precious Chinese medicinal materials. It is generally distributed in high mountain areas between 1200 and l800m, requiring a natural environment with low temperature and high air humidity. Afraid of high temperature and drought. Can not withstand strong sunlight, prefers low light, so shade is needed. The roots are shallow, distributed in the 5-10cm soil layer, suitable for loose and fertile topsoil, rich in humus, deep soil, pH 5.5-6.5, slightly acidic. Most of the medicinal materials are gathered in clusters, often curved and shaped like chicken feet, commonly known as “chicken feet even”, and its single root stem is 3-6 cm long and 0.3-0.8 cm in diameter. The surface is rough, with irregular nodular ridges, and fibrous roots and fibrous root residues. The surface of the internodes is as smooth as a stem, and is commonly called “bridge”. There are many brown scaly leaves on the upper part, and there are often residual stems or petioles on the top. The surface is grayish yellow or yellowish brown. It is hard in quality and irregular in section. The skin is orange-red or dark brown, and the wood is bright yellow or orange-yellow. They are arranged in a radial pattern, and the pith is sometimes hollow. It has a slight smell and extremely bitter taste. Mainly produced in Chongqing, Sichuan, Hubei, Guizhou, Shaanxi and other places in China.
Rhizoma Coptidis suffers from severe cold, and it can easily hurt the spleen and stomach and have diarrhea after taking it for a long time. Use with caution unless there is actual heat in the body. Rhizoma Coptidis has heat-clearing, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects, and has inhibitory effects on Escherichia coli. It can be soaked in water, but it is not suitable for people with spleen and stomach deficiency and cold. It is used with caution for those suffering from dryness and yin deficiency, because it is a product of bitter cold. Generally, it is not advisable to take it for a long time, and it is best to take it after a meal. The dosage of Rhizoma Coptidis is 2-3 grams per day for mild cases and 5-6 grams per day for severe cases. Children with imperfect spleen and stomach function should not take Coptidis blindly.
Nervous mood, poor sleep quality, greasy diet, and heavy taste are common causes of stomach fire. Stomach fever can cause swelling and pain or bleeding in the gums, dry mouth, thirst, cold water and cold drinks, bitter mouth, bad breath and other discomforts, as well as fever such as flushing, dry stool, red tongue, and yellow tongue coating. When Coptidis is used to clear the stomach and fire, it can be taken separately by pulverizing the powder, or decocted together with other Chinese medicines. People with intense stomach fever can take the Chinese patent medicine Qingwei Huanglian Pill, or take 3 grams of Huanglian decoction with water. There is a better method: you can grind the coptis into fine powder for later use, then take 50 grams of rice or millet, add appropriate amount of water to cook, take 1.5 grams of coptis and put it into the cup, add about 100ml of rice soup, cover stuffed Serve in 3 minutes. Drink on an empty stomach, once in the morning and once in the evening. It is better to use rice soup to brew Coptidis powder than to directly decoct it with water. This is because rice soup can protect the stomach and prevent the bitter cold of Coptidis from hurting the stomach.