- Baical Skullcap Root
- Scutellariae Radix
|Medicinal Group||Heat-clearing and dampness-drying medicinal|
Dried root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (Fam. Labiatae)
|Nature and Flavors||bitter; cold|
|Meridian Affinity||Spleen, Lung, Gallbladder, Small intestine, Large intestine|
To remove damp-heat, quench fire and counteract toxin, arrest bleeding, and prevent abortion
Oppressed feeling in the chest, nausea and vomiting in epidemic febrile diseases caused by dampness-warmth; feeling of stuffiness in the abdomen, acute dysentery or jaundice caused by damp-heat; cough due to heat in the lung; high fever with dire thirst; spitting of blood and epistaxis due to heat in blood; carbuncles and sores; threatened abortion
- Flavones isolated from Scutellaria baicalensis root exhibit strong neuroprotective effects on the brain and are not toxic in the broad range of tested doses.
Scutellariae Radix is bitter and cold, and is harmful to vital qi. It is contraindicated in deficiency-cold of the spleen and the stomach
Decrease of cyclosporine bioavailability when co-administration of Scutellariae Radix 
Gastrointestinal discomfort and diarrhoea 
- Gasiorowski K, Lamer-Zarawska E, Leszek J, Parvathaneni K, Yendluri BB, Błach-Olszewska Z, Aliev G. (2011). Flavones from root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi: drugs of the future in neurodegeneration? CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. , 10(2):184-91.
- Significant decrease of cyclosporine bioavailability in rats caused by a decoction of the roots of Scutellaria baicalensis
- Chang HM, But PPH, eds. Pharmacology and applications of Chinese materia medica, Vol. II. Singapore, World Scientific, 1987.