Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is a plant native to China and Korea. The root has been used in Chinese medicine for psychiatric disorders.

Baikal skullcap contains chemicals that might decrease swelling and stop tumor growth.

Baikal skullcap is used for respiratory infections, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any uses. There is also no good evidence to support using Baikal skullcap for COVID-19.

Don't confuse Baikal skullcap with skullcap. They are different plants.

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