Chinese Skullcap Herb Cut

$7.49

Botanical Name: Scutellaria barbata   

 Common Name:

  • English:  Quaker Bonnet, Mad dog, Skullcap
  • Also, known as: Helmet Flower, Hoodwort, Quaker Bonnet, Skullcap, Huang Qin, Kappenhelmkraut, Scutellaire, Craneo gorra, Scutellaria maggiore, Huang-ch’in, Blue Skull Cap, Blue Pimpernel, Hood-Wort, Mad-Dog Weed, Side Flower, Skull Cap Helmet Flower, American Skull Cap,  Ban Zhi Lian, 半枝莲, pinyin bànzhīlián, Chinese skullcap, Chinese Scullcap, 

Habitat: Asia

Origin: China

Harvested: Wild

Parts Used: Herb                                                              

General Information:

Scutellaria barbata, the barbed skullcap. It is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to Asia. It is a perennial herb generally reaching up to 35 centimeters tall, sometimes taller. The lightly toothed leaves are somewhat lance-shaped or triangular and up to about 3 centimeters long. The flowers are borne on pedicels that have tiny, sharp bracteoles. For centuries, medicinal plants and natural herbs have been used as remedies for a variety of ailments. In China, barbed skullcap, also known as Scutellaria barbata. The purple-blue, lightly hairy flower corolla is roughly a centimeter long. The plant grows in moist and wet habitat, such as paddy fields. As an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, it is known as Ban Zhi Lian (Chinese: 半枝莲; pinyin: bànzhīlián).

How to use:

Hot Infusion:

The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!

Tips:

  • You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
  • You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.

Precautions: 

You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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