Ban Zhi Lian (Barbat Skullcap or Scutellaria)

Ban Zhi Lian (Barbat Skullcap or Scutellaria)

Herb 7 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Ban Zhi Lian (Radix Scutellariae Barbatae)
Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Radix Scutellariae Barbatae
Tone Marks:
bàn zhī lián
Half branch lotus
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Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy and in cases of blood deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

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