Coptis, Chinese (Coptis chinensis), packet of 10 seeds, organic

$4.95

Family: Crowfoot (Ranunculaceae)

Zones 5 to 9
(Chinese Coptis, Huang-lian) Perennial forest dweller. Does well in pots.  Rare to find this seed correctly identified, but in this case the correct identity and viablity has been confirmed (we grow the plant and collect the seed ourselves). Native to China. Slow-growing and sensitive plant provides a rich yellow rhizome and thread-like rootlets. Strong antimicrobial activity—loaded with berberine. Viewed in Chinese medicine as an herb that clears heat in treatment of high fevers, sore throat, abscesses, nosebleeds, etc. We find that a single drop in a small glass of water will effectively stop up bacterial diarrhea, so this is a tincture we tend to carry on international excursions.  Cultivation: Sow seeds as soon as ripe–fresh seed requirement.  Refrigerated seed may last some months.  Keep well-watered, protected and shaded until seedlings emerge.  It is common to plant the seeds in May and note emergence of seedlings in March of the following year–outdoor treatment is essential, patience is required. Plant prefers rich, acid loam with moisture and shade.  10 seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown

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    Hi, what would an alternative be for this herb, in the context of bacterial infection?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi! Goldenseal and Coptis are very similar. Coptis has one main alkaloid that goldenseal does not, and goldenseal has a couple of alkaloids that coptis does not, but they are all isoquinolines and very closely allied. r

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