Baikal Skullcap Shows Antiviral Effect

Extract of Scutellaria baicalensis inhibits dengue virus replication

Scutellaria baicalensis or Baikal skullcap is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). While it is traditionally used to support the immune system it is also a powerful antihistamine.

The article above in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine discussed the use of Baikal skullcap in vitro to see if it is active against the dengue virus or the virus that causes dengue fever.

Source: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/13/91

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