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Scutellaria baicalensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Scutellaria
Species: S. baicalensis
Binomial name
Scutellaria baicalensis
Georgi[1]
Synonyms

Scutellaria macrantha Fisch.[1]

Scutellaria baicalensis (or Baikal Skullcap, as opposed to Scutellaria lateriflora, a Skullcap native to North America) is a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family.

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Medicinal uses

It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name huáng qín (Chinese: ).

Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi contains wogonin, a flavone which was found in one study to have anxiolytic properties in mice at doses of 7.5 to 30 mg/kg, without exhibiting the sedative and muscle-relaxing properties of benzodiazepines.[2]

Etymology confusion

It is important to note the Latin name of the Skullcap being used as there are over 200 varieties, some used for various ailments, each with varying degrees of effectiveness. Sometimes Scutellaria lateriflora (North American Skullcap) is mistaken for Scutellaria baicalensis (Baikal Skullcap). This confusion can result in the intake of the lateriflora variety which is often processed and contaminated with other plants with high enough levels of toxicity to be of concern.

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Wikispecies

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Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Scutellarioideae
Genus: Scutellaria
Species: Scutellaria baicalensis

Name

Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi

References

  • Bemerkungen einer Reise im Russischen Reich im Jahre 1772. St.Petersburg 1:223. 1775
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

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