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Herb Information
Name: Scutellaria
Biological Name: Scutellariae baicalensis

Labiatae

Other Names: Scutellaria, Huang Qin, Scute, Chinese skullcap
Parts Used: Root
Remedies For

Anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, cholagogue, antihypertensive, calmative.

A primary herb for damp heat conditions, especially of the upper body. It is indicated for symptoms of yellow phlegm, including phlegm with blood, diarrhea, dysentery, jaundice, urinary tract infections, and skin diseases. It can be used during pregnancy to help calm fetal restlessness. Scute, as it is commonly called, is excellent for liver yang rising (hypertension) with symptoms of irritability, red eyes, and flushed face.

Description: Chinese herb
Dosage: 3-9 grams
Safety:

Scutellaria should not be used by those with deficiency heat in the lungs or with diarrhea. It should not be used by those mothers with restless fetus due to cold conditions.

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