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Skullcap, Barbat (Scutellaria barbata) potted plant, organic

$7.50$50.00

Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 10, otherwise grown as an annual

(Barbat Skullcap, Ban-zhi-lian) Herbaceous perennial to 18 inches. Native to southeastern China. Flowers large and blue/purple. Traditional usage (TCM): clears heat, infection, tumors, hepatitis. Plant prefers part shade to sun, moist soils. Space plants about a foot apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    melinda.fox13 (verified owner)

    I have this plant and it is just lovely. I just harvested leaves and stems to dry. Does this do the same as lateriflora? Is it a nervine ? thank you for offering such great plants!

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    • Diana

      Diana

      Hi Melinda, Thank you for mentioning the Scutellaria barbata. This herb really grows well for us and I think it is somewhat stouter and tougher than most of the other species of skullcap. Traditional use (TCM): small doses usually combined with other herbs to treat breast cancer. The herb is also considered antiinflammatory and is used to treat infections. With a stretch of the imagination antiinflammatory can be linked to nervine, but this doesn’t appear to be an anxiolytic like scutellaria lateriflora. Check the link below. Richo
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26875645

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  2. Question

    David

    How large are these plants?
    What part/s of the plant are said to be anti tumor?
    Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi there David, we sell very solid plants. The best way to assess the quality of an herbaceous perennial in the fall is to look at the size of the root. If the root fills the pot, you have a good plant there. The roots of our plants fill the pot. it is the green part that is used in medicine. This is usually harvested around the month of May. Richo

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  3. Epiphany

    Epiphany

    Sharing Post: Stephen Harrod Buhner, an herbalist I respect deeply has noted that in his experiences, dry skullcap is “almost worthless” for the purposes which we prefer it. Well, I have not enough experience to judge this definitive opinion, but as I trust Stephen to the max, I am going to try and grow some!! I love fresh herbs anyway.
    I’ve heard this one expresses weedy tendencies in my zone (Portland OR) so I will see if one plant is enough.
    Love to all who love. Epiphany

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