Chinese Skullcap – Health Benefits and Side Effects
Botanical Name: Scutellaria baicalensis. Other Common Names: Huang qin, baikal, baical skullcap root, scute, scutellaria. Habitat: Chinese skullcap is native to eastern Asia. It thrives on sunny, grassy slopes in higher elevations. The plant grows well in sandy, rocky soils and needs full sun. It prefers dry soils and does well in cultivated planting beds. Plant Description: This perennial grows to a height of 0.3 meters and a width of 0.3 meters. It has narrow, single erect stems with many 2.5 centimeter bluish-purple flowers. The plant is anchored by a skinless, yellow root. Plant Parts Used: The root of Chinese