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Useful properties, usage and contraindications of Baikal Skullcap herb (Scutellaria baicalensis) Шлемник байкальский.

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Baikal Skullcap herb (Scutellaria baicalensis)

Scutellaria baicalensis (lat. Scutellaria baicalensis) is a well-known medicinal species of the genus (lat. Scutellaria) of herbaceous perennials belonging to the family Lamiaceae (lat. Lamiaceae) or Labret (lat. Labiatae). The genus totals up to 460 species.
Scutellaria baicalensis is a perennial herb, reaching up to a height of 35 cm. The stems on the plant are erect, tetrahedral, slightly pubescent and branched. The rhizome is long (up to 50 cm), vertical, covered with deep grooves, with multiple vertical roots. Leaves are placed on the stalk opposite, short-leaved, whole-marginal, linear-lanceolate, campus along the edge. In June, the plant goes into the flowering phase. The flowers are large, form an inflorescence - a one-sided brush, in the axils of the upper leaves the flowers are placed singly. The calyx is bell-shaped, of violet color, two-lipped, up to 3 mm long, has a special outgrowth (“shield”) on the upper lip. Four stamens have pairwise close anthers. The column has a two-bladed stigma. The fruit consists of 4 small spherical, slightly pubescent black nuts.
Scutellaria baicalensis is found in Eastern Siberia, the Far East, Transbaikalia and less often in Buryatia, Southern Primorye and the Middle Amur Region. Usually grows on sandy soils and rocky mountain slopes. It prefers to grow in the steppes and it is sometimes found along the shores of water bodies. The main region for the procurement of Scutellaria baicalensis is considered the Chita region.
For medicinal purposes, the root and leaves with flowers of Scutellaria baicalensis is used. Harvesting the roots and leaves of the plant begins in late August, when the seeds of the plant are fully ripe. The roots are dug up, cleaned of soil residues and washed. Dry in the shade, spread out in a thin layer in the attic or in the shade, turning over from time to time. After drying, the raw materials are again inspected, cleaned of various impurities, small roots, rotted parts. Dried roots are stored in well-ventilated rooms for no more than 3 years.
Scutellaria baicalensis contain vogonin, coumarins, steroids (stigmasterol, campesterol, b-sitosterol), tannins, more than 17 flavonoids glycosides (apigenin, scutellarein, luteolin, baikalin, etc.), pyrocatechins, oil, resin, ether isoflavones, glucuronic, kojic, vanillic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, copper, zinc, cobalt, iodine, selenium and other micro and macro elements.
Individual intolerance to the components of dietary supplements and herbs, and children under 12 years of age. 

Add 1 teaspoon of the herb to a enamelware and pour 1 cup of boiling water. Cook in a water bath for 20-30 minutes, drain. Bring back to original volume by adding boiled water. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day.

Siberia is a unique region of Russia, where wildlife has remained unchanged for centuries. In order to adapt and survive in -40⁰C temperatures and severe winds, these plants had to synthesis protective active ingredients and powerful antioxidants. These plants and herbs possess extremely powerful regenerative properties.
The Altai Mountains, considered by some the “Green Pharmacy” of the earth and the “lungs” of the planet, is one of the cleanest and most unpolluted regions in Russia. As a result of its remote location, Altai’s nature has been well preserved. Wild harvested and Organic, these herbs have grown independently - in the natural conditions of their growth, without being exposed to outside, which means that they do not have harmful substances in their composition.
Lake Baikal with extraordinary natural beauty is truly breathtaking. The diversity of flora cannot be but admired. More than a thousand species exist at Baikal. Approximately 15% of known plant species can only be found here. Among them there are also ancient flora, which remain almost one-of-a-kind pieces. Generally, there are a huge number of medicinal plants on Lake Baikal - more than a thousand in all. These include rhodiola rosea, bearberry, liquorice, elephant-eared saxifrage, yevering Bells, anise, lingonberry, chamomile, wood fern, thyme, bracken and many others. Pine forests stretch for hundreds of kilometers, mostly in the Baikal Mountains. Many people believe that even the air in a cedar forest can cure many diseases.
Wild herbs of Siberia are manually collected by locals from ecologically clean forests of Siberia, far from civilization. Natural, Organic, Wild Harvested. Contain no GMO, dyes, flavors or other artificial additives. Herbs are gathered and processed at the right time of the year by expert local people. They are hand picked from their natural conditions of growth so they are the most resilient, rich in nutrients & active components. These plants and herbs possess extremely powerful regenerative properties. Our products comes from either Altai mountains or from the shores of Lake Baikal.

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