Huang Lian (prepared) (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Properties: bitter, cold
Channels: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Stomach
Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness.
Additional Notes: This is the prepared form, we do not dispense raw. We soak and drain the Huang Lian repeatedly to reduce its bitterness, then dry-fry it with ginger juice, making it quite easy on the stomach. Small doses (3-6g) are usually sufficient.