Name: Scutellariae baicalensis
Names: Scutellaria, Huang Qin, Scute, Chinese skullcap
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.
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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