Ban Zhi Lian

Ban Zhi Lian in TCM:

English Name: scute barbata, barbed skullcap herb
Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Scutellariae Barbatae
Properties: acrid, slightly bitter, cool
Explore the properties of Ban Zhi Lian according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cool
Channels: LU, LI, ST, LV
Flavors: bitter, pungent
Regulates: clears heat, resolves water accumulations, eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears heat; relieves toxicity (snakebite, furuncles, sores, intestinal abcess, trauma)
  • Treats cancer and chronic hepatitis (modern use for chronic hepatitis and LU and GI cancer)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (difficult urination, edema, ascites due to heptocirrhosis)
  • (cc: pregnancy)

    Other Notes:
  • Ban Zhi Lian has been shown to inhibit Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. Coli