Useful and therapeutic properties of Baikal skullcap

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial herbaceous plant 15-35 cm tall.The root of the steep, long, thick, fleshy, branched.Stems several, erect or ascending, quadrangular, almost bare, reddish at the base, branching.Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate, short, entire.The flowers are blue, large, bilabiate in odnobokovoy leafy brush.Fruit - nut, black, melkoshipovaty.It blooms in June and July.

Baikal skullcap the South East does not grow.It occurs in Eastern Siberia and the Far East.It grows on dry slopes, steppes, fallows.

Medical raw material are the rhizome and roots.They contain flavonoids baicalin, digested on glucuronic acid, and baicalein SKU-tellyarin;vagonin, tannins, resins and pyrocatechol group.

Experimental and clinical studies have established that preparations Baikal skullcap little toxic.The roots have a calming effect on the nervous system and lower blood pressure also have a vasodilatory effect with increased vascular tone.For the treatment of hypertension using a tincture (20% th to 70 ° alcohol).Tincture has th

e property to increase the strength and to slow down the contraction of the heart, lowering the tone and eliminate spasms of smooth muscles of the intestine.The clinic preparations Baikal skullcap proved as valuable hypotensive and sedative.

The main indications for the use of Baikal skullcap in the clinic are initial forms of hypertension, functional disorders of the nervous system that occur with symptoms of increased excitability, insomnia.When you receive a skullcap drugs in patients with reduced blood pressure, headaches disappear, head noises, unpleasant sensations in the heart, restorative sleep, increases efficiency.

By virtue soothing action Baikal skullcap tincture is much greater than valerian tincture.

In medicine, the eastern countries (China) rhizome skullcap widely used as a tonic, sedative and antipyretic.He was appointed as functional disorders of the central nervous system, epilepsy, chorea, insomnia, heart disease (acute rheumatic heart disease, myocarditis), as an antipyretic, as a soothing cough remedy for pneumonia, bronchitis, whooping cough.Baikal skullcap is known in China as a sedative.It is used for the treatment of dysentery.

In national medicine Baikal skullcap is used to treat myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle), with frequent palpitations, increased blood pressure as antihelminthic, hemostatic and analgesic.


Tincture 25% -I: 25 drops 3 times a day before meals.It is a clear reddish-brown liquid kind of bitter taste.Tincture is well tolerated by patients and long-term use does not give side effects.

There is another kind of skullcap - common skullcap.This is also a medicinal plant, common almost everywhere.Preparations of it are used in people with bleeding.