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Huang Qin

Scute | 黃芩
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SKU S1080

Ingredient: Chinese skullcap root (huang qin).

FUNCTIONS: Cleanses heat from upper jiao, clears heat and dries dampness, purges fire, removes toxin, stops bleeding, calms fetus.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 黃芩
Pin-Yin: Huang Qin
English: Scute
Korean: 황금
Romaji: Ogon
Kanji: 黄芩
Kampo: No


Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Scutellariae Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Bitter, cold

Channels Entered:

  • Heart, lung, gallbladder, large intestine, small intestine

Herb Actions:

  • Clears heat
  • Dries dampness
  • Resolves toxicity
  • Aids in stopping bleeding
  • Sedates ascendant liver yang



  • Use with caution as bitterness can cause discomfort in the stomach and diarrhea.

Commonly Found In:

  • Minor Bupleurum Combination, Coptis and Scute Combination, Gentiana Combination, etc.

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