I was sick and tired of Hemorrhoids. Life was supposed to get easier as we age, not harder. Yet, as I entered my 60s, it seemed that either my husband or I (or both of us) was always getting both kinds of the hemorrhoids and staying sick for weeks at a time! As you can imagine, life is anything but easy when you’re not feeling well.
I felt like we were wasting our retirement, losing time with family and friends, missing out on important events, Spending too much time at the doctor’s office; spending too much money on prescriptions and medications that weren’t working.
Eventually, one of us would feel better, sometimes both, but not for overly long periods of time.
Even eating healthy and working out regularly wasn’t enough to protect our bodies from the hemorrhoids.
I wasn’t going to give up searching for the right remedy.
Finally, a new doctor recommended a new solution and just in time, before our big annual family vacation.
Phellodendri Cortex (PC) is also known as “Huang bai” in Chinese and “Obaku” in Japanese. PC is a plant grown in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and the Far East of Russia. The earliest record of this plant was on “Shennong’s Classic of Materia Medica” . According to the scientific database of China Plant Species and Chinese pharmacopeia 2015 edition, PC has two main species which are Phellodendron amurense Rupr (PAR) or “Guan Huang bai” in Chinese and Phellodendron Chinense Schneid (PCS) or “Chuan Huang bai” in Chinese. The crude drugs of PAR and PCS are called Phellodendri amurensis cortex (PAC) and Phellodendri Chinense cortex (PCC), respectively.
Coptis Chinensis is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. Sometimes referred to as Huang Lian or goldthread, extracts of the herb's roots are available in dietary supplement form. Often used to treat gastrointestinal problems, Coptis Chinensis is also said to protect against some forms of cancer.
Coptis Chinensis contains several compounds thought to enhance health, including berberine (a chemical found to possess antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties).