I take it as an Acne protocol as alot of my Acne stems from problems with my digestion. From what I understand, making sure the liver excretes more bile makes everything down there move faster, digest better and not sit around for days. I can feel gurgling on my right side under my ribs when I take coptis at night(I take it in conjuction with chinese betters as recommended by sensiblehealth.com to battle estrogen dominance from BC, to help the liver remove toxic estrogen like hormones), and drinking the tea had never produced that kind of effect and I was doubting how much it was helping. But one night, I took the dandelion root from the tea bag(which was about 1/2 full and 1inch square size) rather than the coptis, and it essentially worked the same, with gurgling and easier sleep. It was not for any specific flush preperation, and it didn't produce anything such as Gallstones or other flush results, atleast that I noticed.