Baikal Skullcap | Scutellaria baicalensis

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Baikal Skullcap

£4.00 50g           

Baikal Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis)

Dried root of Baikal Skullcap (Chinese Skullcap)

Scutellaria baikalensis

Avoid alongside Interferon medication. 

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Scutellaria baicalensis

Common name: Baikal Skullcap, Chinese Skullcap, Huang Qin

Family: Lamiaceae

Part used: Roots

Habitat: Native to China, Korea and Mongolia, Baikal Skullcap grows happily on grassy mountain slopes.

Constituents: Flavonoids including baicalen, flavonols, wogoin, flavanones. Flavonoid glycosides and phenolic compounds.

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, hepatoprotective, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, “clears heat and dries dampness”.

Traditional and current uses:

Much of our information about this plant comes from an extremely long lineage of Traditional Chinese Medicine use alongside more recent use in Western Herbal Medicine. 

• Dysentery

•  Jaundice

•  Topically: boils or ulcers

• 'Cough due to heat in the lungs' (TCM)

• To reduce tissue damage in acute or chronic disease

•  Certain auto-immune conditions

•  Asthma

•  Hepatitis

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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