SCUTE ROOT (Scutellaria baicalensis )

…Latin: Scutellaria baicalensis Photo Chinese: Huang qin English: Baical Skullcap, Chinese Skullcap WHAT IT DOES: Scute root is bitter in taste and cold in action. It drains heat and…

Immune System Players and Herbs

…rhizome (Picrorhiza kurroa), ginseng root, scute root, astragalus root, shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes), cuscuta seed (tu si zi  or C. chinensis), pycnogenol (from Pinus maritima) and licorice root are among…

Herbs to Help the Liver

…liver enzymes. Heat and Inflammation To remove excess liver inflammation with heat signs or toxins, you can also use bromelain, bupleurum root, scute root, dandelion root, turmeric root, milk thistle…

Herbal Medicines Encyclopedia

…ROOT (Scutellaria baicalensis ) WHAT IT DOES: Scute root is bitter in taste and cold in action. It drains heat and inflammation from the liver, lungs, blood and intestines. It…

Osteoarthritis

…degeneration), it is often important to use herbs from the heat-reducing group. TCM doctors use phellodendron bark and scute root to control inflammation, in combination with other herbs like myrrh…

Hepatitis

…hepatitis. For chronic hepatitis TCM doctors use capillaris in high doses, along with many other adjunct herbs, including dandelion root, isatis root and leaf, bupleurum root, schisandra berry, scute root,…

Herbs for Treating Lung Conditions

…standard Ayurvedic tonic chyavanaprasha is also very useful. • For simple mild lung inflammation, use herbs such as boswellia gum, scute root or turmeric root. • If there is hotter…

Cancer and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

…effects that also reduce heat.  Examples are subprostrata root (shan dou gen or Sophora subprostrata), scute root, oldenlandia herb (bai hua she she cao or O. diffusa) and prunella (xie…

PHELLODENDRON BARK (Phellodendron amurense)

…means yellow in Chinese, and phellodendron bark is one of the “three huangs,” or bright yellow plants used for treating inflammation and infection (the other two are scute root and…

The Gastrointestinal Tract – Digestive Problems

…action, to treat heartburn and microbial diarrhea. I use it most frequently in these cases, along with dandelion root and scute root. Boswellia gum and phellodendron root are two other…

SCULLCAP (Skullcap / Scutellaria laterifolia)

…as much of dried scullcap, commonly found in over-the-counter herbal preparations, is basically inert, and therefore useless. The related Chinese herb scute root is more anti-inflammatory and less calming in…

Hyperthyroidism

…(chuan bei mu or F. cirrhosa), scrophularia root (xuan shen or S. ningpoensis), glehnia root (sha shen or Adenophora tetraphylla), scute root, coptis rhizome and phellodendron bark. On a personal…

Allergy

…anti-allergy effects include scute root, chrysanthemum flowers, schisandra berries, er bu shir tsao herb (Centipeda minima), magnolia flower, honeysuckle flower, and forsythia fruit. Most of these are contained in Pe…

Herbal Treatment – The Big Picture

…oil, ginger root, guggul gum, heart-leaved moonseed, holy basil, isatis root and leaves, licorice root, milk thistle seeds, neem leaves, phellodendron root, raw rehmannia root, rhubarb root, sarsaparilla, scute root,…

Genital Herpes

…G.  scabra), isatis root and leaves, kochia fruit (di fu zi or K.  scoparia), phellodendron bark, scute root, moutan bark (mu dan pi or Paeonia suffruticosa), cnidium fruit (she chuang…

Gallstones

…and dampness from the gallbladder. One basic Chinese formula contains jin qian cao herb, capillaris (Artemisia capillaris), bupleurum root, scute root, dandelion root, and the inner lining of chicken gizzard …

Upper Respiratory Infections – Colds and Coughs

…chronic cough 12 Platycodon root (jie geng / P. grandiflorum) – expels phlegm and cough 12 Scute root (huang qin / Scutellaria baicalensis) – antiinflammatory, anti-allergy 12 Pinellia tuber (ban…

Improving Poor Circulation with Herbs

…and scute root. You can also use blue citrus peel (qing pi or C. reticulata), xiang fu rhizome (Cyperus rotundus) and zhi ke fruit (Citrus aurantium). Calming herbs like ashwaghanda…

Laryngitis / Pharyngitis

…ginger root, echinacea, mullein flowers, licorice root, scute root and high doses of Andrographis (A. paniculata) and isatis root or leaves. Add 20-40 drops of the very effective tincture of…

Uveitis / Iritis – Chronic Eye Inflammation

…honeysuckle flower. • If the inflammation is severe, add coptis rhizome, boswellia gum, scute root, forsythia fruit (lian qiao (or F. suspensa), and gardenia fruit (zhi zi or G. jasminoides)….

Sciatica

…direct warm application. In cases with more inflammation and heat, add herbs like bromelain, boswellia gum, phellodendron root, and scute root. It may be better to use cold applications here….

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

…TCM herbs bupleurum root, scute root, cyperus rhizome (xiang fu or C. rotundus), blue citrus peel (qing pi or C. reticulata) and white peony root. Other herbs are added according…

Chronic Sinus Problems – Sinusitis

…honeysuckle flower, scute root and about 10 other herbal medicines.  They exert anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory actions, and help reduce post-nasal drip.  Authentic Pe Min Kan Wan includes small amounts of…

Cataracts

…, gentiana root (long dan cao or G.  scabra), bupleurum root, cnidium rhizome (chuan xiong or Ligusticum wallichii), abalone shell (shi jue ming or Haliotidis diversicolor), and scute root.  …

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

…the tubes and channels. Based on the following characterizations and symptoms you can personalize the formula for each patient by adding the appropriate herbs. With predominant inflammation: • Scute root…

Anxiety, Depression and Anger

…not always) manage simple anxiety states. • Kava root has proven useful for treating anxiety (Volz HP, Kieser M, 1997). • Scute root and bupleurum root can be added to…

BUPLEURUM ROOT (Bupleurum chinensis)

…which contains bupleurum root, scute root, pinellia tuber, ginger root, ginseng root, honey-fried licorice root and ziziphus fruit.  This formula was able to promote clearance of hepatitis B antigen from…

TCM Treatment of Vertigo

…that works as well. If the vertigo patient has more heat symptoms, simply add cooling herbs which work on the liver, such as scute root and chrysanthemum flower to the…