Skullcap, Baical plant

$11.00$19.80 incl. GST

Usually Available: October to June
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Scutellaria baicalensis
Pot Sizes: 50mm tube, 100mm pot


Baical Skullcap plant, Scutellaria baicalensis, is sometimes known as Golden Root. An attractive plant whose medicinal action sometimes resembles Goldenseal. Traditional use of roots (Huang-qin) in China are as an external remedy for boils and herpes. Highly regarded for its anti-viral, antibacterial and fever-reducing effects. In North America the roots are currently used internally as a remedy for allergies, attention deficit disorder (ADD), chronic fatigue syndrome and stress. Baical Skullcap plant is native to eastern Asia and prefers a medium well drained soil in a sunny position. Produces spikes of purple blue flowers in summer. Frost and drought resistant. A perennnial plant growing to 0.4m x 0.3m.