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Chinese goldthread
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Coptis
Species: C. chinensis
Binomial name
Coptis chinensis
Franch.[1]

The Chinese goldthread (Coptis chinensis) is a species of goldthread native to China.

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Etymology

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

Chemical constituents

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

Medicinal uses

It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called duǎn è huánglián (Chinese: 短萼黄连). One study found Coptis chinensis to be effective against the gastrointestinal parasite Blastocystis hominis.[5]

Footnotes

  1. ^ USDA ARS/GRIN
  2. ^ a b Botanical Dermatology Database
  3. ^ Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases[1]
  4. ^ Complementary and Alternative Healing University (Chinese Herbology)[2]
  5. ^ Yang, Q.; Singh, Mulkit; Yap, E. H.; Ng, G. C.; Xu, H. X.; Sim, K. Y. (1996), "In vitro response of Blastocystis hominis against traditional Chinese medicine", Journal of Ethnopharmacology 55 (1): 35–42, doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(96)01471-7  

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Unassigned Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales
Familia: Ranunculaceae
Subfamilia: Coptidoideae
Tribus: Coptideae
Genus: Coptis
Species: Coptis chinensis
Varietas:C. c. var.  brevisepala - C. c. var.  chinensis

Name

Coptis chinensis Franch., J. Bot. (Morot). 11: 231. 1897.

Synonyms

Homotypic
  • Coptis teeta var. chinensis (Franch.) Finet & Gagn.

References

  • Flora of China (2008). 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2009 Nov 06 [1].
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 402553

Vernacular names

English: Chinese goldthread

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