extracts enhance the anticancer effect of estrogen receptor antagonists on human breast cancer cells," Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol.
It is the principal bioactive compound found in Coptis
chinensis (Chinese goldthread), Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Berberis vulgaris (barberry), and many other medicinal plants [1, 2].
Cuscuta reflexa Antibacterial agent  for wound dressing made from fungal chitosan Coptis
chinensis Antibacterial agent  rhizome (AgNPs were coated with chitosan to enhance their antibacterial activity) Marine 1.
Guo et al., "Development of a cell-based high-throughput peroxisome proliferator- activated receptors (PPARs) screening model and its application for evaluation of the extracts from Rhizoma Coptis
," Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, vol.
Berberine hydrochloride is an extract from the Chinese goldthread Coptis
Hu et al., "Coptisine from Coptis
chinensis inhibits production of inflammatory mediators in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 murine macrophage cells," European Journal of Pharmacology, vol.
Similar inhibitory effect of white mulberry (Morus alba L.), honeysuckle (Lonicera flos), and the Chinese goldthreat (Coptis
chinensis) herb mixtures applied to broiler chicken diet on muscle lipid oxidation was reported by Jang et al.
One case report describes aspirated Coptis
chinensis, a Chinese herbal medicine, for 10 years .
The JTTZ formula was composed of 8 herbs, including Luhui (Aloe vera), Huanglian (Coptis
chinensis), Zhimu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae), Hongqu (red yeast rice), Kugua (Momordica charantia), Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza), Wuweizi (Schisandra chinensis), and Ganjiang (dried ginger).
Huanglian-Wendan decoction is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), consisting of Coptis
chinensis Franch, Pinellia ternata (Thunb.) Breit, Citrus reticulata Blanco, Citrus aurantium L., Poria Cocos (Schw) Wolf, Bambusa tuldoides Munro, Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch, and Zingiber officinale Roscoe.
The most promising natural products that have shown effective cholesterol lowering have come from two more recent clinical trials using either an extract from the Bergamot orange or Berberine, a plant substance found in a range of herbs including Hydrastis canadensis, Phellodendron amurense and Coptis
chinensis amongst many others.
Anti-ultraviolet radiation effects of Coptis
chinensis and Phellodendron amurense glycans by immunomodulating and inhibiting oxidative injury.