Health Notes

Chinese Scullcap

Also indexed as:Scullcap (Chinese), Scutellaria baicalensis, Chinese Scullcap Root
Chinese Scullcap: Main Image © Martin Wall
Botanical names:
Scutellaria baicalensis

Side Effects

Use of Chinese scullcap in recommended amounts appears to be safe. There is one case report of liver damage occurring in a person taking a product that contained Chinese skullcap. However, this adverse effect might have been due to another herb present in the product.6 The safety of Chinese scullcap during pregnancy and breast-feeding is unknown and should be avoided during these times.

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