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Scutellaria bacailensis / HUANG QIN / Baikal Skullcap Root
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Botanical Name – Scutellaria bacailensis
Chinese Name – HUANG QIN
English Name – Baikal Skullcap Root
Scutellaria baicalensis, with the common name Baikal skullcap, is a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family. Other names include Huang qin, baikal, baical skullcap root, scute, scutellaria (Not to be confused with Scutellaria lateriflora.)
The plant is native to China, Korea, Mongolia, and Russia in the Russian Far East and Siberia. The plant grows well in sandy, rocky soils and needs full sun. It prefers dry soils and does well in cultivated planting beds.
It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.