Meet the Herb - COPTIS: The Powerful Anti-inflammatory
Coptis is considered one of the most potent heat clearing herbs in the TCM pharmacy and has many well studied pharmacological effects including antibacterial, antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulating. Coptis is one of the primary sources of the plant alkaloid, berberine, thought to be the source of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties according to the University of Maryland Med Center.
In TCM, it's frequently used for gastrointestinal issues, liver function and skin disorders. Recent studies support its traditional use, showing positive results for ameliorating oxidative stress of the skin and improving acne by 45% after just four weeks of use.
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