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Skullcap - Research:
Recent research has demonstrated that skullcap may be effective at reducing anxiety in a study population of healthy volunteers.6  
There are currently no clinical studies on the external use of skullcap. Recent animal studies indicate that skullcap may have anti-inflammatory properties, but human clinical studies would be needed to confirm this.1  
 
References:
1  DerMarderosian A, Beutler JA, eds. The Review of Natural Products: The Most Complete Source of Natural Product Information. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Facts and Comparisons; 2002.
 
6  Wolfson P, Hoffman DL. An investigation into the efficacy of Scutellaria lateriflora in healthy volunteers. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2003;2:74-78.
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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
None. Although clinical case reports suggest that Radix Scutellariae may stimulate the immune system and induce haematopoiesis (17–19), data from controlled clinical trials are lacking.
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Treatment of fever, nausea and vomiting, acute dysentery, jaundice,
coughs, carbuncles and sores, and threatened abortion (3, 4).
 
Uses described in traditional medicine
Treatment of allergies, arteriosclerosis, diarrhoea, dermatitis and hyper-
tension (7)
 
References:
 
3. Pharmacopoeia  of  the  Republic  of  Korea 7th  ed.  Seoul,  Taechan  yakjon,  1998
 
4. Pharmacopoeia  of  the  People’s  Republic  of  China  (English  edition).  Vol.  I Beijing, China, Chemical Industry Press, 2000. 
 
7. Farnsworth  NR,  ed. NAPRALERT  database.  Chicago,  IL,  University  of  Illinois at Chicago, 9 February 2000 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the
Scien
tific and Technical Network (STN) of Chemical Abstracts Services)
 
17.  Chang HM, But PPH, eds.Pharmacology and applications of Chinese materia medica, Vol. II. Singapore, World Scientific, 1987.
 
18.  Gol’dberg  VE,  Ryzhakov  VM,  Matiash  MG  et  al.  Ekstrakt  shlemnika baikal’skogo sukhoi v kachestve gemostimuliatora v usloviakh protivoopuk-holevoi  khimioterapii  bol’nykh  rakom  legkogo.  [Dry  extract  of  
Scutellaria baicalensis  as  a  hemostimulant  in  antineoplastic  chemotherapy  in  patients with  lung  cancer.]  
Eksperimentalnaya  i  Kliniceskaya  Farmakologiya1997,  60:28–30. 
 
19.  Smol’ianinov ES, Gol’dberg VE, Matiash MG et al. Vliianie ekstracta shlemnika  baikal’skogo  na  munologicheskii  status  bol’nykh  rakom  legkogo  v  usloviiakh  protivoopukholevoi  khimioterapii.  [Effect  of  Scutellaria  baicalensis 325
extract on the immunologic status of patients with lung cancer receiving antineoplastic emotherapy.] Eksperimentalnaya i Kliniceskaya Farmakologi-ya, 1997, 60:49–51. 


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