Herb: Barbed Skullcap


Latin name: Scutellaria barbata


Family: Labiatae



Medicinal use of Barbed Skullcap:

Used as a detoxicant, mainly in the treatment of certain types of cancer, liver diseases, pharyngitis and poisonous bites. Depurative, diuretic, febrifuge. The juice of the plant is applied to wounds.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
45 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
May to
July

Habitat of the herb:

Fertile and moist areas along the margins of rice paddy fields, streamsides and wet grasslands to 2,000 metres.

Cultivation of Barbed Skullcap:

Fertile and moist areas along the margins of rice paddy fields, streamsides and wet grasslands to 2,000 metres.

Known hazards of Scutellaria barbata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.