They are three Chinese medicines with different appearances and different names, but they have the same effect. This may be the difference of Chinese medicine. Here I will introduce the three medicines of catechu, coptis and borneol; catechu belongs to the leguminous Albizia The peeled branches and dried dry decoction of the plant catechu tree; it was first recorded in the “Shen Nong’s Materia Medica”, because its rhizomes are pearl-shaped and yellow in color, so it is called “Huanglian”; borneol is from Dipterocarp The crystals obtained from the resin and volatile oil are almost pure dextroborneol; what is the function of catechin huanglian borneol?
Catechu has the effects of clearing away heat and resolving phlegm, producing body fluid and quenching thirst, stopping bleeding and pain, and reducing dampness and sore. Indications of phlegm-heat cough, displeased heat and thirst, throat numbness, aphthous ulcers, malnutrition, hemoptysis, vomiting blood, epistaxis, hematuria, hematochezia, blood dysentery, blood collapse, traumatic bleeding, hemorrhoids swelling and pain, sore sores, eczema, water, leucorrhea excessive.
Rhizoma Coptidis clears away heat and dampness, relieves fire and detoxifies. Used for damp-heat fullness, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, high fever and dizziness, hyperthermia, upset and insomnia, blood-heat vomiting, red eyes, toothache, diabetic thirst, carbuncle, swelling and furunculosis; external treatment of eczema, Wet sores, pus in the ear canal. The wine huanglianshanqing is scorched and hot. Used for red eyes and mouth sores. Turmeric even clears the stomach and relieves vomiting. It is used for the mutual junction of cold and heat, the resistance of damp and heat, and the fullness of vomiting. Yuhuanglian relieves the liver and stomach to relieve vomiting. Used for liver-stomach discord, vomiting and soreness.
Bornol , Is almost pure right-handed borneol. It can also be synthesized by chemical methods. Borneol can pass through the orifices, disperse depression and fire, remove haze, improve eyesight, reduce swelling and relieve pain. Cure apoplexy, faint fever, convulsion, phlegm obsessiveness, deafness, throat numbness, aphthous sores, otitis media, carbuncle, hemorrhoids, eye mask, enterobiasis. However, it should be noted that when taking borneol, yin deficiency and yang hyperactivity, slow cooling in children, diarrhea due to spleen deficiency, liver and kidney deficiency, and eye diseases should not be taken. Pregnant women should take it with caution.