This Traditional Herbal Extract Helps Health AND Hair
What Scutellaria Baicalensis Does For Your Body
The active compounds in Scutellaria baicalensis are in the shoots and roots. Baicalin, one of the plant’s flavonoids, combats inflammation, digestive problems, and hypertension.
It is also known to treat insomnia and even thinning hair. Modern science is discovering more about this fascinating purple-flowered plant by the minute. Here’s what they have so far.
It Promotes Thick, Healthy Hair Growth
Recently, researchers have looked into using Scutellaria baicalensis to activate hair follicle activity. In a 2015 hair re-growth study, researchers found that baicalin can help loss of hair.
It also increases the ratio of anagen- to telogen-phase hairs.
This means that people losing hair can treat it with an easy topical application of Baicalin. You can get these benefits in a hair tonic or a shampoo that contains this herbal extract.
It protects the brain and liver
Healers often use Scutellaria baicalensis in traditional East-Asian medicine for preventing liver damage. Researchers recently published a series of studies in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.
It revealed exciting findings on the prevention of liver fibrosis (scarring). In in-vivo testing, S. baicalensis extract reduced risk of fibrogenesis in rats.
Scientists have recently become more interested in Scutellaria baicalensis extract. The main reason is for its neuroprotective properties. They found that Baicalin may help seizures and stroke recovery/management.
More research is necessary, but it’s fair to say that the future of modern medicine can gain a lot from this plant.
It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral
Scutellaria baicalensis is an anti-bacterial that protects against a long list of infections. This list includes salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, listeria, E-coli and bacillus cereus.
As an anti-fungal, it’s deadly to candida and aspergillus fumigatus. It is also antimycotic to several other fungal species.
The Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications published a ground-breaking study. It investigated how Scutellaria baicalensis extract could fight HIV infection.
The study looked at the flavonoids compounds in the roots and shoots of the plant. They found that it interfered with how HIV enters cells. If the virus cannot enter cells to replicate its DNA, it cannot survive.
There is still room for much research on Scutellaria baicalensis. As technology develops and medical science advances, we’ll likely reveal even more benefits.