Coptis (USD$)

Coptis (USD$)


250 mL (8½ fl oz) Bottle

1 tbsp (15mL) per Serving Size

16 Servings per Bottle

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Made in Canada


Stimulates the body's natural bile flow mechanism, thereby improving the functioning of both the liver and gallbladder.


  • Huang Lian is the primary ingredient in our Coptis tincture, which is also known as Rhizoma Coptidis or Goldthread. According to medical research, the active constituent of Huang Lian is berberine, which may be good for the heart[1]. Coptis was used by the Native Americans as a folk remedy for canker sores and mouth sores. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is considered a healing herb, and is believed to ward off disease. It is also used to stimulate bile flow. Coptis should not be consumed by newborns, or by women during pregnancy or lactation.
  • Scutellaria is the secondary ingredient in our tincture, which is also known as Huang Qin, Baikal Skullcap, or Scutellaria Baicalensis. In traditional Chinese medicine, Huang Qin is believed to “clear heat”, particularly in the abdomen[2].
  • Qing Pi and Zhi Shi are the third and fourth ingredients in our Coptis tincture. Qing Pi is also known as Green Tangerine Peel, or Citri Reticulatae Viride Pericarpium. Zhi Shi is also known as Immature Bitter Orange, or Aurantii Fructus. As their names imply, these are parts of citrus fruit, and have the characteristics of such. In traditional Chinese medicine, Qing Pi is believed to “spread liver chi”[3], while Zhi Shi is believed to “break up chi stagnation” and “direct chi downward”[4].

Full List of Ingredients

Herbal Ingredients

  • Coptis Chinensis (Huang Lian)
  • Scutellaria (Huang Qin)
  • Tangerine Peel (Qing Pi)
  • Bitter Orange (Zhi Shi)

Non-Herbal Ingredients

  • Distilled Water
  • Ethyl Alcohol (23% volume)


Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up to date list of ingredients, refer to product packaging.


½ to 1 tablespoonful (15 mL) per day. Best taken in the evening on an empty stomach, before bedtime.

Store away from direct sunlight or heat. Keep out of reach of children.


If you experience allergic reactions such as rashes or vomiting, discontinue use.


  1. From WebMD: Berberines.
  2. Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica 3rd Edition, D Bensky & S Clavey & E Stöger, Eastland Press 2004, pp131-134.
  3. Ibid, pp.514-516
  4. Ibid, pp.516-519
Disclaimer: these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.