Details of Medicinal Plants

Chinese Skullcap

Chinese Skullcap

Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi Lamiaceae

This perennial is found in NE China, the Korean peninsula, Mongolia, and eastern Siberia, and is sensitive to the high temperature and humidity in summer. Its plant height is 30 to 60 cm. The name of the Japanese herbal medicine ""Ougon"" meaning ""yellow"" is derived from the color of the Scutellaria baicalensis root. The roots are harvested in Autumn after two or three years of cultivation.

Part used: root
Medicinal use: anti-inflammatory and antipyretic
Main component: baicalin

he flowering period is July to August. Color of the spike is deep purple and blue purple.

First year roots are not suitable for harvest because their skins are not yet developed.

The name of the herbal medicine is "Scutellaria Root". The interior of the root is yellow.