An unusual and perhaps misleading name is more of a problem to the Chinese Skullcap than you might first imagine. In spite of the fact that it bears little to no resemblance to its more sacrosanct namesake, Scutellaria baicalensis or the Baikal skullcap still bears the moniker ‘skullcap’ which it shares with over 300 different variations.
The reason that this information is valuable is that unlike some other plants or herbs, this one is quite unique from its brothers and cousins. So much so, in fact that a quick piece of online research will see you order explicitly, over and again, not to confuse Scutellaria baicalensis with Scutellaria lateriflora - the American Skullcap, whose healing profile is quite different.
Our Skullcap, the Chinese Skullcap, comes, not surprisingly from the steep, mountainous slopes of China and Eastern Russia. It is from there that the forefathers of Ancient Chinese medicine have plucked it for well over 1,000 years. In fact, when an ancient Chinese Tomb was discovered in 1973, tablets were unearthed inside which purported the many healing powers of Huang Qin.
Swanson Full Spectrum Chinese Skullcap offers you those same ancient medicinal values in a very modern delivery system. Just a couple of capsules added to your daily diet could offer you not only better liver health but a more complete antioxidant response too.
Its long, sword like leaves are about the only clue you’d get that Swanson Full Spectrum Chinese Skullcap is actually from the same family as mint (Lamiaceae). What is clear about the herb however is its potential for good.
Because Swanson Full Spectrum Chinese Skullcap is positively brimming full of goodness (in this case potent bioflavonoids - a form of antioxidant) it is actually capable of offering you a range of different benefits.
In the case of Swanson Full Spectrum Chinese Skullcap, the bioflavonoids of interest are Baicalin and Baicalein. Clinical studies show that these two particular antioxidants are able to down regulate the harmful effects of oxidative stress on a whole range of body tissues - most especially, in our livers.
Aside from the obvious benefits of this hepatoprotective force, Swanson Full Spectrum Chinese Skullcap also offers us all the usual cardiovascular protection we associate with having a healthy inflammatory response.
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take one capsule twice or thrice per day with water.
Other ingredients: Plant fiber (microcrystalline cellulose), gelatin, silica, magnesium stearate
If you are currently on another medication, or have other medical, allergic or pre-existing complications that may interfere with this supplement PLEASE seek medical advice from a physician before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.
Do not take if pregnant or nursing.
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Trudy - Devon
Herpes on my mouth has plagued me for most of my life and I have found that since supplementing with this herb that I have not had one outbreak as yet in 9 months. I take other immune support supplements such as vitamin C etc but it is since adding this one that the cold sores seem to have stopped.