Baikal scullcap root, Organic, 1oz

$7.65 (+5.5% tax)

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Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is a plant native to China and Korea. The root has been used in Chinese medicine for psychiatric disorders.

It contains chemicals that might decrease swelling and stop tumor growth, and is used for respiratory infections, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and many other conditions, but there is no good research evidence to support these uses at this time. 

Don’t confuse Baikal skullcap with skullcap. They are different plants.

When taken by mouth: Baikal skullcap is possibly safe for most adults when taken for up to 8 weeks. It might cause stomach pain, constipation, vomiting, and stomach upset.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if Baikal skullcap is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Bleeding disorders. Baikal skullcap might slow blood clotting. In theory, Baikal skullcap might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.

Hormone-sensitive condition such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Baikal skullcap might have the same effects as estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by estrogen, don’t use Baikal skullcap.

Surgery: Baikal skullcap might slow blood clotting. It might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using Baikal skullcap at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.

We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.