Scutellaria ( 黄芩 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Heart, Lungs, Gallbladder, Large Intestine
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of red eyes, cough with
shortness of breath, irritability, high blood pressure, headache, thick and
yellow sputum, and diarrhea with fever and thirst; also used to treat nervousness,
insomnia, and skin problems (TCM: internal-heat and damp-heat conditions).
Usages and Functions
Clears heat and quells fire, particularly in Upper Burner; drains damp heat;
clears heat and calms the fetus; subdues ascending Liver Yang; harmonizes
function between Liver and Spleen by treating Gallbladder.
Formulas Used In
Bupleurum and Dragon Bone; Cimicafuga; Gentiana; Minor Bupleurum; Prunella
and Scutellaria; QiangHuo and Turmeric; Rhubarb and Scutellaria; Tang Gui
Do not use where there is deficient Heat in Lungs, cold diarrhea or other
conditions of cold in Middle Burner, or cold in Blood.