INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Scutellariae
Common English: Scute
Baical Skullcap Root
Scutellaria
Herbs That Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Drain Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
(Astringent)
Cold
Lung
Stomach
Gallbladder
Large Intestine
(Heart)
(Small Intestine)
(Liver)
3-18g
Tincture: 2-4 ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat and dries Dampness

Damp-Heat in the Stomach or Intestines with diarrhea, or dysenteric disorder

Damp-Warmth with fever, a stifling sensation in the chest, and thirst with no desire to drink

Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao with painful urinary dysfunction

Damp-Heat jaundice (auxiliary)

Drains Fire and detoxifies

Heat and Fire especially in the Upper Jiao (Lung) with high fever, irritability, thirst, cough and expectoration of thick, yellow sputum

Hot sores and swellings (topical or internal)

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Xue Stage Heat or Blood Heat causing bleeding with epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis and hemafecia

Clears Heat and calms the fetus

Fetal restlessness due to Heat

Calms ascending Liver Yang

Liver Yang Rising with headache, irritability, red eyes, flushed face and bitter taste

Gallbladder Heat

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Deficiency Cold in the Middle Jiao.
  • Contraindicated for those with Cold diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with Deficiency Heat in the Lungs.
  • Use caution for those with restless fetus due to Cold.
  • Use caution for those with Blood Deficiency with abdominal pain.
  • Use caution for those with edema due to Spleen Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with loose stools due to Kidney Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with amenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
  • Counteracts Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi.
  • Counteracts Rz. & Rx. Veratri Li Lu.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • This herb may have a synergistic effect with beta-lactam antibiotics such as ampecillin, amoxicillin and cefotaxime to restore the effectiveness of these drugs against beta-lactum-resistant Staphylococces aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococces aureus .

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Paeoniae Albae
Bai Shao

Drains pathogenic Heat from the Upper and Middle Jiaos for high fever, redness, swelling and pain of the head and face, dry mouth, parched throat, ulcerations of the mouth and tongue, epistaxis, rashes and irritability in warm-febrile disease

Toothache

Explosive diarrhea and dysentery with burning pain in the anus or fitted, filthy stools and abdominal pain

Nausea in pregnancy with Heat disturbing the fetus

Intestinal Wind with hemafecia

Damp-Heat dysentery with fever and tenesmus

Talc
Hua Shi
Med. Tetrapanacis
Tong Cao
Fr. Amomi Rotundus
Bai Dou Kou

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Hb. Artemesia Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang
(Hb. Lophatheri)
(Dan Zhu Ye)

Rx. Paeoniae Albae
Bai Shao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Damp-Heat with fever, chest fullness and a greasy tongue coat

Damp-Heat with jaundice

Damp-Heat jaundice

Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Caul Akebiae
Mu Tong
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang

Cx. Mori Albae
Sang Bai Pi
Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren
(Tub. Ophiopogonis)
(Mai Men Dong)

Acute and chronic Lung Heat cough

Lower Jiao Damp-Heat with painful, difficult urination

Acute and chronic cough due to Lung Heat

Rz. Pinelliae Preparata
Zhi
Ban Xia
Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum
Zhi Tian
Nan Xing

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Phlegm-Heat cough

Acute febrile disease

General heat toxins with External or internal sores and abscesses

Cx. Mori Albae
Sang Bai Pi
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu

Lung Heat cough

Boils, carbuncles and furuncles

Heat in the Shao Yang with alternating chills and fever and nausea

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Rx. Paeoniae Albae
Bai Shao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Cx. Phellodendri (Charred)
Chao Huang Bai
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Rz. et Rx. Rhei
Da Huang

Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
(Cac. Biotae/Trionycis)
(Ce Bai Ye)

Suppurative skin infections

Dry-fry or char for hematemesis and epistaxis

Excess internal Heat causing reckless Blood

Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Bloody stool due to Intestinal Wind

Abdominal pain associated with Intestinal abscess

Hematemesis and epistaxis. For epistaxis, dry fry Huang Qin and Huang Bai

Restless fetus due to Heat

Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Dizziness and headache due to extreme rebellion of Liver Fire

Scrofula due to accumulated obstruction of Liver Fire

Powerfully clears and drains lurking Heat from the Lungs with fever, fullness in the chest, cough with yellow sputum and epistaxis or hematemesis

Damp-Heat and jaundice

Sores due to Heat toxin

Irregular vaginal bleeding due to Liver Fire

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Restless fetus due to Blood Heat

Restless fetus due to Deficiency Heat

Dysenteric disorders with abdominal pain due to Heat entering the Interior

Cools Heat and nourishes the Blood for calming the fetus which is disturbed by Heat

Liver Heat Attacking the Spleen and Stomach during pregnancy with nausea and vomiting

Fr. Toosendan
Chuan Lian Zi
Sm. Alpiniae Katsumadai
Cao Dou Kou

Sm. Raphani
Lai Fu Zi
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Rubiae
Qian Cao
Fr. Tribuli
Bai Ji Li
Sp. Gleditsiae
Zao Jiao Ci
Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang
Charred Massa Medicata Fermentata
Shen Qu
Charred Fr. Crataegi
Shan Zha
Fr. Hordei Germinatus
Mai Ya

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang
Sm Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang
Charred Massa Medicata Fermentata
Shen Qu
Charred Fr. Crataegi
Shan Zha
Fr. Hordei Germinatus
Mai Ya

Infectious hepatitis without jaundice

Jaundice Infectious hepatitis with jaundice

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi

Rx. Isatidis
Ban Lan Gen
Hb. Menthae
Bo He
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen

Medulla Junci
Deng Xin Cao

Made into a powder with Wine-fried Scutellaria Jiu Chao Huang Qin, and taken with green tea for pain in the eyebrow and eye socket due to Wind-Heat with Phlegm

Sore throat with lingering Exterior symptoms

Toothache or oral ulcers

Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Caul. Akebiae
Mu Tong
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi

Hb. Sinocrassulae
Shi Lian Zi
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Constipation

Burning dysuria

Damp-Heat dysuria with Qi Deficiency

Hb. Ephedrae
Ma Huang
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren
Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Cx. Mori
Sang Bai Pi
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Cx. Mori
Sang Bai Pi

Cough with wheezing or dyspnea

Chest congestion with profuse yellow sputum

Cough due to Heat

Sm. Sojae Preparatum
Dan Dou Chi
Pork Liver

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo

Eye disorders with redness and pain

Excess Heat with persistent high fever and irritability

Cold-Dampness at the Exterior with Heat in the Interior

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Rx. Notoginseng
San Qi
Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua
Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

 

Lesions and sores with redness, swelling and pain

Hematemesis and epistaxis

 
  1. It makes the placenta and uterus healthy.
  2. Sauteed in sake, it brings energy up.
  3. Sauteed in stool water, it brings body energy down.
  4. It has a similar effect as aspirin.
  5. It is Important for calming Internal Wind and treating the Gallbladder.
  6. It quiets uterus during pregnancy and therefore prevents miscarriage.
  7. Both Huang Qin and Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao cool Lung Heat and drain Fire from the Qi Level. Huang Qin clears Heat, dries Dampness, cools the Blood to stop bleeding and calms the fetus when disturbed by Heat. Shi Gao cools, releases and vents Heat from the muscle layer. It eliminates Heat so fluids can regenerate. It drains Heat from the Qi Level and clears Dry-Heat from the Lungs and Stomach.
  8. Bland Scutellaria Dan Huang Qin is the normal herb.
  9. Young Scutellaria Roots Zi Huang Qin enters the Large Intestine channel to drain the Large Intestine and Lower Jiao Heat.
  10. Dried Scutellaria Ku Huang Qin enters the Lung channel to clear and drain Lung Fire and release External Wind-Heat.
  11. Dry-fried Scutellaria Chao Huang Qin enters the Blood Level to treat Lower Jiao Heat or disturbed fetal Qi.
  12. Wine-fried Scutellaria Jiu Chao Huang Qin clears and eliminates Damp-Heat from the Upper Jiao.
  13. Charred Scutellaria Huang Qin Tan or Scorched Scutellaria Jiao Huang Qin cools Heat and stops bleeding for  hemorrhage due to Blood Heat.
  14. Huang Qin is a comprehensive agent for the Liver and Gallbladder, including fat metabolism and a remedy for various hypersensitivity or allergic reactions including food allergies.