Scutellaria baicalensis powder has been used in health care products and pharmaceutical field due to following functions:
1. Scutellaria baicalensis powder is an essential herb for clearing heat, drying dampness, and purging fire for removing toxin.
2. Its decoction in vitro has various degrees of inhibition on Shigella, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, paratyphoid bacillus, Proteus, Staphylococcus aureus, hemolytic streptococcus, pneumococcus, meningococcus, Vibrio cholerae, etc.;
3. The baicalin and baicalein in Scutellaria baicalensis powder provide relief on both allergic contractions on isolated guinea pig tracheal and allergic asthma on overall animal.
4. Scutellaria baicalensis powder also reduces fever, lowers blood pressure, calms down, protects liver, benefits gallbladder, inhibits intestinal motility, lowers lipid, resists oxidation, regulates cAMP levels, and fights tumors;
5. Its aqueous extract showed inhibition on the synthesis of prostaglandin biosynthesis.