Chinese Skullcap (Radix Scutellariae) - 黄芩 (Huang Qin)
Huang Qin holds a special place among traditional Chinese medicine remedies. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions including hepatitis, infections, and cancer. Lab studies suggest it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity as some cancer cell lines undergo cell death when exposed to extracts of this herb. However, some compounds in this herb may actually have opposite effects so please consult a certified herbalist and/or medical professional before consumption.
**Do not take if on warfarin or blood thinners, statins, or CYP450 substrate drugs. Please consult an herbalist or medical professional as there have been cases of acute liver injury**