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Herbal Information for Barbed Skullcap Ban Zhi Lian in Cut Form Barbed Skullcap" is the English translation of the Chinese herb known as "Ban Zhi Lian." It's a perennial herb that belongs to the Scrophulariaceae family a…

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Herbal Information for Barbed Skullcap Ban Zhi Lian in Cut Form

Barbed Skullcap" is the English translation of the Chinese herb known as "Ban Zhi Lian." It's a perennial herb that belongs to the Scrophulariaceae family and is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine for its potential medicinal properties. 

What are the medicinal propertites of Ban Zhi Lian?

  1. Anti-inflammatory: Ban Zhi Lian is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects, which may be beneficial for reducing inflammation and swelling in the body.

  2. Antioxidant: It contains compounds that act as antioxidants, helping to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and reduce oxidative stress.

  3. Diuretic Properties:  Ban Zhi Lian (Barbed Skullcap) is traditionally believed to have diuretic properties, meaning it may promote urination. This property is often attributed to certain compounds found in the herb, which are thought to stimulate the kidneys and increase urine production. As a result, Ban Zhi Lian has been historically used in traditional Chinese medicine to help with conditions related to fluid retention or urinary issues.

  4. Immunomodulatory: It is believed to modulate the immune system, potentially enhancing immune function and aiding in the body's defense against infections and diseases.

  5. Hepatoprotective: Ban Zhi Lian is thought to have protective effects on the liver, potentially helping to prevent liver damage and improve liver function.

  6. Antiviral and antibacterial: Some research suggests that Ban Zhi Lian may have antiviral and antibacterial properties, which could be beneficial for fighting viral and bacterial infections.

How to use Ban Zhi Lian

Ban Zhi Lian, also known as Scutellaria barbata, is a popular herb in traditional Chinese medicine known for its potential health benefits. Here are some common ways to use Ban Zhi Lian herb:

  1. Decoction: You can make a decoction by boiling the Ban Zhi Lian herb in water. This extract can be consumed orally.

  2. Powder: You can find Ban Zhi Lian in powdered form at stores specializing in Chinese herbs. This powder can be mixed with water or other beverages for consumption.

  3. Herbal Tea: Steep Ban Zhi Lian in hot water to make an herbal tea. This is a popular way to enjoy the herb's potential benefits.

  4. Capsules or Tablets: Ban Zhi Lian is also available in capsule or tablet form for convenient consumption.

It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional or a qualified herbalist before using Ban Zhi Lian to determine the right dosage and ensure it is safe for you, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.

Historical Information

Ban Zhi Lian has been documented in various ancient Chinese medical texts, such as the "Shennong Ben Cao Jing" (Shennong's Classic of Herbal Medicine), which dates back to around 200 AD. In these texts, it is described as having properties that can treat various ailments and promote health and well-being.

Common Name:  Barbed Skullcap

Botanical Name:  Scutellaria barbata

Channels/Meridians:  Liver, Lung, Stomach, Kidney

Pin Yin Name:   Ban Zhi Lian

Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.

Package Size:   1 pound

Form:   Cut / Sliced, not uniform pieces.

Dosage: Follow doctors instructions on how to use this herb.

Origin: China

Brand: Nuherbs Lab Test - Geo-Authentic Herbs

Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.    Use with caution for those with Blood Deficiency. Do not oveconsuming or prolong use.  May interact with mediciations such as blood thinners, immunosuppresants, and drugs metabolized the the liver. 

California Prop 65 

Summary of  Ban Zhi Lian:

  • Promotes Natural Urination
  • Benefits the Liver
  • Clears Heat
  • Invigorates the Blood

Product Properties: Acrid, Slightly bitter, Cold, Neutral

Herb Category: 
Herbs that Clear Heat and Detoxify
Target Warm and Heat Disease

Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire 

Barbed Skullcap Combines Well With:

+Red Sage

+White Peony



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About Nuherbs Lab Tested Quality.

Each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by our in-house lab and independent third party lab. In-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatography, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc.

In addition, the following additional tests are performed:

  • Micro bacteria
  • Pesticides - over 200 pesticides tested for (Uab 2000 screen).
  • Heavy Metals - Lead, Mercury and Arsenic

Traditional Chinese Herbs encompasses the use of different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds. These plant parts are often used as a tea, decoctions, extracts, made into capsules or even a footbath. These bulk herbs should be regarded as an added feature to modern western healthcare, and not as a replacement. Chinese traditional herbs ( Teas ) emphasize harmony and balance.

We encourage you to educate yourself on herbs and supplements, by researching reputable sites, and books. Having an open discussion with your physician on what will be most beneficial for your health issues. And lastly discussing interaction of herbs and pharmaceuticals with your pharmacist or physician.


Scutellaria barbata (Ban Zhi Lian) Lab Tested Cut 1 lb Nuherbs

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