Basic Information



Species                      : Coptis teeta Wall.

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Family                        : Ranunculaceae

Habitat                      : A herb. Grows well in cold moist places.

Distribution                : Distributed to temperate region.

Sikkim                         :

Out side                      : Assam.

Morphological information

Small stemless herbs. Rootstock horizontal, perennial, golden yellow, woody,

densely fibrous, very bitter. Leaves ternatisect, glabrous. Petioles 15- 30 cm; leaflets 5- 7.5cm, ovate lanceolate, pinnatifid,  lobes incised, terminal largest. Scape equaling the leaves. Flowers 1- 3 pedicelled, regular, small, white on slender leafless scapes. Bracts leafy. Sepals 5- 6, 12mm, oblong- lanceolate, acute. Petals 5, 6, narrow, ligulate, obtused, 2/3 shorter than the sepals. Carpels pedicelled, spreading. Ovules many. Follicles many-seeded. Seeds with black crustaceous tests.

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Parts                : Rhizome.

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Medicinal       :Rhizome: bitter tonic, stomachic, efficacious in debility, a tonic dyspepsia and mild forms of intermittent fevers; used as a salve for the eyes.


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2. Chopra, R.N., S.L. Nayar, I.C. Chopra, (1999). Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants. National Institute of Science Communication, CSIR, New Delhi,76.

3. Progress Report of the Project "Studies on Medicinal Plants of Sikkim" (1998- 2001). State Council of Science and Technology for Sikkim.