SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (Skullcap)
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (Baikal skullcap). Blue skullcap is a perennial herb indigenous from North America. The flowers are very small and have a very distinctive pale blue color. Blue skullcap has been known in Europe and America for many of its herbal properties but certainly the most common use of Blue skullcap is for its nervous sedative effects.
Common name: Baikal skullcap
Scutellaria baicalensis has a high content of the flavone Wogonin and Baicalin, both with many health benefits.
TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL USE
The most documented traditional use of Scutellaria baicalensis has been reported by its flavones Wogonin and Baicalin .
Side Effects and Precautions
Attention has to be paid to the use of this herb supplements, in some cases it has been reported that those ones have been adulterated with Teucrium chamaedrys (Gemander), a known hepatotoxic agent . See disclaimer below.