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skullcap extract

Herbal extract from Scutellaria baicalensis that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for skin.

Skullcap Root Extract is an extract of the roots of the scutellaria, Scutellariabaicalensis. Scutellarin (or scutellarein-7-O-glucuronide) (黄芩素) is a natural drug found among the total flavonoids of barbed skullcap (Scutellaria barbata) and blue skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora).

Chinese or Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is a flowering plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. Sometimes Scutellaria lateriflora (North American Skullcap) is mistaken for Scutellaria baicalensis (Baikal Skullcap).

All three kinds are used in skincare and cosmetics.

Sources

Comparisons of Scutellaria baicalensis, Scutellaria lateriflora and Scutellaria racemosa: genome size, antioxidant potential and phytochemistry.
Cole IB, Cao J, Alan AR, Saxena PK, Murch SJ.
Planta Med. 2008 Mar; 74(4):474-81.
Source: Life Sciences, January 2002, pages 1023–1033

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