Baical Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is a plant that is harvested for its roots that are then medicinally used to treat a wide range of health related problems.
It is used to treat respiratory infections, hay fever, fever, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, potent antioxidant that helps prevent heart disease, anti-cancer properties, aids in bladder and liver cancer, kidney infections, pelvic inflammation, sores or swelling, headaches, irritability, red eyes, flushed face, seizures, epilepsy, hysteria, nervous tension, also relieves bitter taste in the mouth. It is also known to treat gastrointestinal infections, herbal treatment for hepatitis, jaundice, HIV, AIDS, scarlet fever.
In conjunction with other herbs along side the active ingredient is baicalin, particularly shung hua (ephedra) is used to help treat respiratory tract infections. Known to be mixed with other herbs in treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bronchiolitis, prostate cancer, haemorrhoids and a well known arthritis herbal medicine.
Baikal skullcap is also sometimes applied to the skin for psoriasis and is a potent antioxidant. This high antioxidant property is helpful in preventing heart disease and also limits the damage post-heart attack occurrence.
WARNING: Side effects may include fever and/or inflammation. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before usage.