herbals chinese-skullcap

RECND6620

Chinese skullcap

Scientific:Scutellaria baicalensis
Other:Chinese skullcap, Baical skullcap

Indications

Important herb used in various TCM formulas to clear heat.

Infections
• viral and bacterial infections

Respiratory
upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)
- pneumonia
- common cold
- bronchitis
- influenza
• atopic diseases
- asthma
- allergic rhinitis

Gastrointestinal
• viral hepatitis (HBV< HCV)
• dysentery
• inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Cancer
• prostate

Immune
• autoimmune diseases
allergies

Actions

antimicrobial
antiviral
antibacterial
antiinflammatory
antiallergic
anticancer
antioxidant
sedative

Constituents

• flavanoids (baicalein)
• essential oil

Posology

Infusion (dired herb): 1-2 g tid
Liquid extract: 1.5-4 ml tid

Interactions

Bensky B, Clavey S, Stoger E "Chinese Herbal Medicine - Materia Medica" 3rd ed.2004, Eastland Press, Inc. Seattle, WA

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