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Ban Zhi Lian (Barbat Skullcap or Scutellaria)

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Cold Ban Zhi Lian (Radix Scutellariae Barbatae)
Channels:
LI, LIV, LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Barbatae
Chinese:
半枝莲
Tone Marks:
bàn zhī lián
Translation:
Half branch lotus

Actions

  • Clears Heat, Invigorates the Blood, Relieves Toxins and Reduces Inflammation
    For cirrhosis of the Liver, ascites, various types of cancer, and hepatitis. Also effective for swelling, trauma, sores, abscesses, insect and snake bites.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy and in cases of blood deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Dosage

  • 15-60 grams.
  • Part used: entire plant.
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