Skullcap/ Huang Qin

Skullcap/ Huang Qin (radix scutellariae baicalensis)

Channels: GB, LI, LU, ST.   Properties: Bitter.  Temperature: Cold

Descends Qi, clears damp heat from the upper jiao (chest area), descends Stomach qi and heat.

Anxiolytic, anti oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anodyne (pain reliever) nervine, sedative, antispasmodic (muscle relaxer), emmenagogue (promotes menstruation* so do not take if pregnant!), febrifuge (reduces fever), tonic,

Good for: quiets a chattering ruminating mind, stimulates the brain to produce calming endorphins, mental and nervous exhaustion, restlessness, relaxes muscles, acid reflux,