Blue Skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora

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Attributes:Antiepileptic • Anticonvulsant • Hypotensive • Sedative • Astringent • Antiseizure • Hemostatic

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Constituents:Coumarinfuranocoumarins • Ferulic Acid • n-butylidenephthalide • phthalidephytosterolcarotenoids • ascorbic acid • folinic acid • biotin • flavonoids • polysaccharide • ligustilide • sequiterpenes • carvacrol • dihyrophthalic anhydride • sucrose • beta-sitosterol • vitamin B12 • vitamin E, A, and C • folic acid • cobalt • iron • potassium • magnesium • calcium



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Other Names: Dong GuaiChinese Angelica • Female Ginseng • Taggwi (Korean) • Toki (Japanese)
Plant Family: Apiaceae or Umbelliferae

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Angelica Sinensis is NOT in the USDA database.
USA:Angelica Sinensis is NOT is not found in the wild.
USDA Zones: Native:
Habitat



Properties Category Tonify Blood
English: Chinese Angelica Pinyin Hou Po Pharmaceutical Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Organs Large Intestine • Lung • Spleen • Stomach Temperature Warm
Taste Bitter • Pungent• Aromatic Toxicity
Patterns Spleen dampness • Stomach dampness • Food stagnation • Qi stagnation Actions Transform spleen dampness • Transform stomach dampness • Clear food stagnation • Transform Phlegm • Clear qi stagnation Indications Cough • Phlegm • Stomach ache • Spleen dampness • Stomach dampness • Diarrhea • Vomiting Contraindications Anticoagulant drugs • Antidepressant drugs Dosage 3 g to 9 g Parts Bark Substitute None noted Other

Combine With Dang Gui Purpose
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Dui Yao Pairs Purpose2
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Formulas with Hou Po
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Potential Drug Interactions
Herbal medicine may interact negatively with pharma drugs and other herbs. Examples below:
Herbs: ♦ Hou Po antagonizes Han Shui Shi and Ze Xie ♦Anticoagulants: American Ginseng, Arnica, Rou Gui, Chamomile, Dan Shen, Dang Gui, Deertongue, Sheng Jiang, Goji Berry, Ginko Nutes, Notoginseng, Peach Kernel, Hong Hua, Sweet Clover, Vanilla Grass
Pharma Drugs: ♦ Anticoagulants: asprin , clopidogrel (Plavix) , Coumadin , dipyridamole , enoxaparin , Heparin

Information in this post came from many sources, including class notes, practitioners, websites, webinars, books, magazines, and editor's personal experience.  While the original source often came from historical Chinese texts,  variations may result from the numerous English translations.   Always consult a doctor prior to using these drugs.  The information here is strictly for educational purposes. 

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