A traditional Chinese herbal medicine loaded with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoids such as baicalin, baicalein, and wogonin.
If that would not be enough, Skullcap Root is also claimed to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties (also against P.acnes and Malassezia furfur) as well as some skin-brightening activity. A multi-functional skin-goodie.
Show me some proof
- Chung, Chong-Pyoung, Joon-Bong Park, and Ki-Hwan Bae. "Pharmacological effects of methanolic extract from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis and its flavonoids on human gingival fibroblast." Planta medica 61.02 (1995): 150-153.
- Gao, Zhonghong, et al. "Free radical scavenging and antioxidant activities of flavonoids extracted from the radix of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi." Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-General Subjects 1472.3 (1999): 643-650.
- Schinella, G. R., et al. "Antioxidant activity of anti-inflammatory plant extracts." Life sciences 70.9 (2002): 1023-1033.