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CHINESE SKULLCAP (SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS)

Common names:

Chinese skullcap, Scutellaria baicalensis, Huang Qin.

Traditional uses of Chinese skullcap:

Chinese skullcap is used in the case of infection with Borrelia, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Ehrlicha (Anaplasma) from viral infections.

Chinese skullcap has the following properties:

  • antibacterial
  • antiviral
  • antifungal
  • modulation of the cytokine cascade, thus stops the majority of inflammation in the body and interfering with the ability of pathogens to locate and enter target cells as well as to accumulate nutrients and reproduce,
  • neuroprotective – protection of the brain against factors causing inflammation,
  • sedatives,
  • antioxidant,
  • anticonvulsants,
  • antihypertensive
  • Buhner recommends Chinese skullca in its protocol extended with Lyme disease to reduce neurologic symptoms and break down the biofilm of Borrelia bacteria.

Side effects:

Chinese skullcap can cause gastric problems. Chinese skullcap may affect the level of insulin and sugar in the blood, so people with diabetes should contact their doctor before taking the drug.

Contraindications:

Chinese skullcap cannot be used by pregnant women and during lactation.

You can buy Chinese skullcap here