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Coptis chinensis

Chinese goldthread
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Coptis
Species: C. chinensis
Binomial name
Coptis chinensis

The Chinese goldthread (Coptis chinensis) is a species of goldthread native to China. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called duǎn è huánglián (短萼黄连).

  • Coptis chinensis Franch. var. chinensis[2]
    • (syn. Coptis teeta Wallich var. chinensis Finet & Gagnepain)[2]

Among other active compounds that Coptis chinensis contains is berberine[3] and coptisine.[4]

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