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Coptis occidentalis flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Coptis

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Coptis (Gold Thread or Goldenthread) is a genus of between 10–15 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Asia and North America.

Selected species
  • Coptis aspleniifolia
  • Coptis chinensis
  • Coptis deltoidea
  • Coptis groenlandica
  • Coptis japonica
  • Coptis laciniata
  • Coptis occidentalis
  • Coptis omeiensis
  • Coptis quinquefolia
  • Coptis quinquesecta
  • Coptis teeta
  • Coptis trifolia



Coptis teeta is used as a medicinal herb in the Himalayan regions of India, used as a bitter tonic for dyspepsia. It is also known to help insomnia in Chinese Medicine

Made into a paste, salve, powder, or infusion, it is said to improve digestion, restore appetite, and relieve inflammation of the stomach. It is also employed to assist the treatment of alcoholism.

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