Huang Qin - Baical Skullcap

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Huang Qin

Also Known As:
Baikal Scullcap, Baikal Skullcap Root, Chinese Skullcap, Huang Qin, Huangquin, Hwanggum, Ogon, Ou-gon, Scute, Scullcap, Skullcap, Wogon. Scutellaria baicalensis.
Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae.



Huang Qin             Properties:BITTER  - COLD                                   Dosage: 6 – 15g.

Baical Skullcap Root         Meridian: GALLBLADDER, LARGE INTESTINE, LUNG, STOMACH

(Scutellaria)        -clear heat, drain fire – upper burner, fever, irritability, thirst, cough

-clear heat, dry damp – stomach – diarrhea, dysentery, thirst with no desire to drink, lin syndrome, jaundice

-clear heat, stop bleeding – vomit/cough blood, nosebleed, blood in stool

-clear heat, calm fetus – restless fetus due to heat

-clear liver yang rising – headache, irritability, red eyes, bitter taste


Also Used For:

Orally, Huang Qin/Baikal skullcap is used to treat respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, allergic rhinitis, jaundice, viral hepatitis, nephritis, pelvic inflammation, sores or swelling, and fever. It is also used orally for scarlet fever, headache, irritability, red eyes, flushed face, seizures, epilepsy, hysteria, nervous tension, and a bitter taste in the mouth.
In combination with shung hua, Huang Qin/Baikal skullcap constituent baicalin is used to treat upper respiratory tract infections. In combination with other herbs, Baikal skullcap is used to treat minimal brain dysfunction, prostate cancer, and hemorrhoids.






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