Indications Scutellaria baicalensis
Flavenoids, present in Scutellaria baicalensis appear to inhibit histamine release from mast cells. Histamine is responsible for the symptoms of allergic reactions. Huang Qin appears to help with the symptoms of hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, food allergies, ect. Along with inhibiting histamine release, Huang Qin also appears to exert a potent antiinflammatory effect. This action seems to be due to the inhibiting effect Huang Qin has on the release of inflammatory leukotriens and prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins and leukotriens are approximately 1000 times more inflammatory than histamine. Initial research into Scutellaria baicalensis suggests its anti-inflammatory effect is comparable to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, with none of the side effects associated with these drugs.
Huang Qin has also been shown to be an effective antioxidant. This action is especially useful when you consider the detrimental role free radicals can play on inflammatory conditions.