Scutellaria is a popular medicinal plant and an adaptogen popular especially in TCM. The sculetllaria genus contains several important species, the most famous of which is the Scutellaria baicalensis (Scutellaria baicalensis). TCM also uses Scutellaria barbata, Scutellaria lateriflora, another major species, grows in North America.
Scultellaria is a popular adaptogen. It contains a large amount of active ingredients that are even more concentrated in the root. The active ingredients of Scutellaria are, in particular, flavonoids baykalein, baykaline, vogonin, vogonoside, β-elemen and others. The medically used species of the Scutellaria genus are similar in content and are interchangeable to some extent.
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Scutellaria root (radix scutellariae) is used in the TCM. For example, it is an important part of a Minor Bupleurum decoction and a Major Bupleurum decoction. Herba scutellariae is also commonly used in European and American herbalism. As an adaptogen, it is harmless and can be used and dosed as any other common herb. Typical use of the Scutellaria is in the form of mash (tea) by pouring 2-5g of the drug with hot water. This tea is then taken 1-3 times a day. The TCM uses it on it's own or in combination with other herbs. Follow the instructions of the TCM practitioner when using to treat specific diseases.