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Chinese Scullcap

Also indexed as:Scullcap (Chinese), Scutellaria baicalensis, Chinese Scullcap Root
Chinese Scullcap: Main Image © Martin Wall
Botanical names:
Scutellaria baicalensis

Parts Used & Where Grown

Scutellaria baicalensis, a mint family member, is grown in China and Russia. The root of this plant is used in traditional Chinese herbal medicines and has been the focus of most scientific studies on scullcap. American scullcap and Chinese scullcap are not interchangeable.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Epilepsy

(Asian Ginseng, Bupleurum, Cassia Bark, Ginger, Jujube, Licorice, Peony, Pinellia)
2.5 grams a day of sho-saiko-to or saiko-keishi-to in tea or capsules2 stars[2 stars]
The Chinese herb bupleurum is included in two herbal formulas, sho-saiko-to and saiko-keishi-to. Both have been shown to be helpful for epilepsy.
Hepatitis

(Asian Ginseng, Bupleurum, Cassia Bark, Ginger, Jujube, Licorice, Peony, Pinellia)
Take 2.5 grams of sho-saiko-to three times per day2 stars[2 stars]
Trials have shown that the bupleurum-containing formula sho-saiko-to can help reduce symptoms and blood liver enzyme levels in people with chronic active viral hepatitis.
Liver Cirrhosis

(Asian Ginseng, Bupleurum, Cassia Bark, Ginger, Jujube, Licorice, Peony, Pinellia)
2.5 grams of the Chinese herbal formula sho-saiko-to three times daily2 stars[2 stars]
The Chinese herb bupleurum is a component of the formula sho-saiko-to, which was shown in one preliminary trial to liver cancer risk in people with liver cirrhosis.
Bronchitis
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Chinese scullcap might be useful for bronchitis as an anti-inflammatory.
Hepatitis
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Chinese skullcap may be useful for liver infections.
HIV and AIDS Support

(Asian Ginseng, Bupleurum, Cassia Bark, Ginger, Jujube, Licorice, Peony, Pinellia)
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
The herbal formula sho-saiko-to has been shown to have beneficial immune effects on white blood cells in people infected with HIV.

Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)

Chinese scullcap is typically used in herbal combinations in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat inflammatory skin conditions, allergies, high cholesterol and triglycerides.1

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