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Skullcap - Scutellaria baicalensis

Has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, free-radical-scavenging properties

Promotes relaxation; supports restful sleep; eases tension when under occasional stress; restlessness; soothes temporary muscle and nerve discomfort; menstrual cramps.

Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is native to the mountains of southwest China and was used safely for centuries in traditional medicine to promote a healthy Inflammation response and to support cardiovascular health. Research at numerous prestigious U.S. medical institutions now demonstrates that Chinese Skullcap contains some of the most exciting anti-aging and healthy inflammation response molecules known to science including baicalin, baicalein and wogonin.

A 2005 study published in "Blood" is titled: "Baicalein, a component of Scutellaria radix from Huang-Lian-Jie-Du-Tang (HLJDT), leads to suppression of proliferation and induction of apoptosis in human myeloma cells". It was found to have anticancer, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Researchers tested its three main components (baicalein, baicalin, and wogonin) separately, and concluded that baicalein had the strongest anti-MM effects. In particular, it inhibited the proliferation of myeloma cell lines and the survival of primary myeloma cells, especially MPC-1- immature myeloma cells.

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.