The root of Scutellaria baicalensis is used as medicine. It tastes bitter and cold in nature. It has the effects of clearing heat and dampness, purging fire and detoxification, hemostasis, and anti-fetus. Indications of febrile fever, upper respiratory tract infection, lung-heat cough, damp-heat yellow gall bladder, pneumonia, dysentery, hemoptysis, red eyesight, fetal movement, high blood pressure, carbuncle swelling and boils. The clinical antibacterial effect of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi is better than that of Coptis chinensis, and it does not produce drug resistance.
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