Medicinal Plants

Mamira (Coptis Teeta) Indications, Dosage & Side Effects

Mamira (Coptis teeta) is a medicinal herb used for its anti-inflammatory, mucolytic and anti-malarial actions. It is beneficial in malaria, intermittent fever, chronic fever, post fever debility, decreased functions of the stomach and urinary infections.

What is Mamira (Coptis teeta)?

Mamira (Coptis teeta) is a variety of goldthread. It belongs to the Ranunculaceae (buttercups) family and Coptis Salisb (goldthread)genus. Mamira roots are used in ayurveda for medicinal purposes.

Synonyms & Vernacular Names

Common Name Mamira
Botanical Name Coptis teeta
English Indian goldthread
Hindi Haldiya Bachnag, Mamira, Mamiri
Sanskrit Mamira, Tiktamula

Medicinal Parts

Roots: Mamira roots are used for therapeutic benefits in ayurveda and Unani Medicine.

Ayurvedic Properties

RASA (Taste) TIKTA (Bitter)
GUNA (Main Quality) RUKSHA (Dry)
VIRYA (Potency) USHNA (Hot)
VIPAKA (Resultant) KATU (Pungent)
Organs Effect Eyes, Stomach

Dosha Karma

Reduces Kapha Dosha.
Detoxifies Pitta Dosha.
Removes Ama Dosha.

Medicinal Properties

  • Chaksuya – Improves Vision.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Ama Pachak (detoxifying).
  • Anti-conjunctivitis.
  • Gastric secretion stimulant.
  • Neuro-detoxifying (Unani Medicine).
  • Analgesic (external application).
  • Antipyretic.

Mamira (Coptis teeta) Indications

Mamira (Coptis teeta) is indicated in the following health conditions in ayurveda.

Internal Use

  • Malaria (for stopping rise in fever).
  • Chronic fever (for reducing symptoms like restlessness, burning sensation in eyes, heaviness in the head and constipation).
  • Sluggishness of the stomach (might also help in gastroparesis).
  • Indigestion.
  • Loss of interest to eat.
  • Loss of appetite.

External Use

The paste of Mamira (Coptis teeta) roots is made with water. It is used to apply to affected areas in the following conditions:

  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes).
  • Toothache.
  • Weak eyesight.
  • Pile mass.
  • Pain in nails.
  • Skin Discoloration.

In eye conditions, the cold infusion is prepared from Mamira roots. It is used for:

  • Washing eyes.
  • A cotton swab is soaked in its cold infusion is placed on the eyes.
  • Its collyrium is also used.

Mamira (Coptis teeta) Dosage

The classical ayurvedic dosage of Mamira (Coptis teeta) is as follows:

Children 5 mg per Kg of body weight
Adults 250 to 500 mg
Maximum Possible Dosage 2000 mg per day

How to Take

Anupan (Adjuvant) Loha Bhasma, Honey, Water, Berberis extract (Rasont).
Dosage Frequency  Twice daily; in malaria or intermittent fever, 4 times a day.
Medication Time After a meal

Safety Profile

Mamira (Coptis teeta) is likely safe and well-tolerated in most individuals.

Side Effects

If Mamira (Coptis teeta) is used wisely according to dosha and within its recommended dosage, it does not cause any side effects. In high dosage, its side effects are yet unknown.


There are no absolute contraindications for Mamira (Coptis teeta).

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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