Rhizoma coptidis natural alternative to ursodehydrocholic acid.
Dogs and cats have a variety of liver problems. Many of these relate to aging, and medications, germs, and viruses. Long ago, ancient people found benefits to health in “black bear gall bladder” gall. A lot of bears died. And there are still black bears in captivity with little tubes leading into their gall bladders draining a trickle of gall, all day long.
It’s truly bar-BEAR-ic. But it’s cheaper for those harvesters than killing a black bear whenever they need it. Laboratories can make black bear gall. (Ursodiol) And it works great. But in ‘traditional Chinese medicine’ doctors don’t want ‘artificial’ drugs. It’s thought that the spirit and strength of the bear is in the gall. Alright. Whatever.
So Chinese researchers started looking for other compounds as good as bear gall. They discovered a lot of things including Berberine, cow gall, and Rhizoma coptidis. The studies supposed that Rhizoma coptidis is actually BETTER than anything they tried. Great because that’s pretty cheap and easy to dose.
Availability: Rhizoma coptidis is available on Amazon.com in different sizes. You need the PURE POWDER version. Not the raw root. And not the ‘elixir’. The powdered root is pure Rhizoma coptidis and is easy to dose.
For full details and dosing information please download the following article.
Supplemental reading: Alternatives to Urso in TCM