Barbed Skullcap Herb/Ban Zhi Lian(8oz)
“Chinese Scutellaria is not Western skullcap herb. S. baicalensis, also known as Huang Qin or Chinese skullcap, is a root extract used in traditional medicine, often in combination with other herbs. Most studies have been conducted to prove that some cancer cell lines undergo cell death when exposed to extracts from this herb. (Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC)
“Chinese skullcap is believed to be safe and well tolerated by adults. Side effects are few and may include drowsiness. People with diabetes should not take Chinese skullcap without consulting a doctor as it may lower blood sugar, increasing the risk of hypoglycemia. (verywellhealth.com)
“Native to China and parts of Russia, Chinese skullcap has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat allergies, infections, inflammation, cancer, and headaches. It may also have antifungal and antiviral effects. (Penn State Hershey Medical Center)”
From the manufacturer:
The taste is pungent, bitter; and is cold in nature (anti-inflammatory)
It enters the meridians of Lung, Liver, and Kidney.
Indications: It “clears heat” [reduces inflammation] detoxifes, dispels blood stasis, stops bleeding, and relieves pain. It has been used to “cure vomiting blood, epistaxis, bloody, red dysentery, jaundice, edema, hepatitis, sore throat, lung carbuncle, furuncle, scrofula, infected sores, cancer, bruises, knife wounds, and snake bites.”
Caution: Use caution for people with blood deficiency. Avoid during pregnancy.
Coix, Water Chestnut, and Scutellaria Soup
30 grams of coix seed (Job’s tears), 30 grams of water chestnut, 30 grams of barbata, add water to make a decoction.
Dose: Drink 2 times a day, long-term use.
Use: “Can be used for stomach cancer, cervical cancer, etc.”