· Anti-bacterial actions: Coptis Capsule can strongly suppress Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Pneumococcus, Vibrio comma, and Bacillus dysenteriae. It can also suppress Hay bacillus, Pneumobacillus, Bacillus diphtheriae, Bordetella pertussis, Brucellaceae, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Its potency is roughly equal to or stronger than that of sulfanilamide and slightly weaker than that of streptomycin and chloramphenicol.
· Anti-viral actions: Coptis Capsule can suppress influenza viruses and Newcastle disease virus in vitro.
· Other anti-pathogen actions: Coptis Capsule can suppress Ameba, Chlamydi trachomatis, Trichomonad, and Leptospira.
· Besides anti-infectious effects, Coptis Capsule has anti-cancer, anti-radiation, and blood-sugar-regulatory effects. In treating chronic hepatitis, its cholagogic (bile-secretion-facilitating) effect is especially useful.
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