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.

Black bear gall is valued by TCM for diseases.

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.

There are specialized SPOONS that measure in terms like ‘nip’ and ‘dash’ and ‘pinch’ on Amazon that are used for this. I took the time to see exactly how many milligrams that is.

For full details and dosing information please download the following article.

Rhizoma coptidis for dogs cats and dosing information
Rhizoma coptidis for dogs cats and dosing information

Supplemental reading:  Alternatives to Urso in TCM

Author: Dr. Erik Johnson
Dr. Erik Johnson is the author of several texts on companion animal and fish health. Johnson Veterinary Services has been operating in Marietta, GA since 1996. Dr Johnson graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr Johnson has lived in Marietta Georgia since 1976.