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Coptisine is an alkaloid found in Chinese goldthread (Coptis chinensis). Famous for the bitter taste that it produces, it is used in Chinese herbal medicine along with the related compound berberine for treating digestive disorders caused by bacterial infections.
- Complementary and Alternative Healing University (Chinese Medicine)[unreliable medical source?]
- Hakim, Sohrab A. E.; Mijović, Valerie; Walker, James (1961). "Distribution of Certain Poppy-Fumaria Alkaloids and a Possible Link with the Incidence of Glaucoma". Nature. 189 (4760): 198–201. PMID 13710637. doi:10.1038/189198a0.
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