Scutellaria baicalensis (Huang Qin)
Atmospheric energy: cold
Meridians: Gallbladder, Lung and Stomach
Tonic actions: Yang tonic
Baical Skullcap is said to equalize the vital principle. It tones the bladder and calms the pregnant uterus, thus calming over active fetus. It's mildly stimulating to the respiratory organs, relieves heat congestion, and detoxifies the blood. It may also clear heat, stop bleeding, and sedates ascendant Liver Yang.