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Another use for baicalin


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I spotted a bag of the dry herb in my cupboard i might make into capsules has it has potential for influenza etc. Maybe COVID19 ????

Baicalin's a beast. I'm making sure not to forget taking mine. :D

Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Patients Infected with 2019-New Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): A Review and Perspective

Currently, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, formerly known as 2019-nCoV, the causative pathogen of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)) has rapidly spread across China and around the world, causing an outbreak of acute infectious pneumonia. No specific anti-virus drugs or vaccines are available for the treatment of this sudden and lethal disease. The supportive care and non-specific treatment to ameliorate the symptoms of the patient are the only options currently. At the top of these conventional therapies, greater than 85% of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in China are receiving Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment. In this article, relevant published literatures are thoroughly reviewed and current applications of TCM in the treatment of COVID-19 patients are analyzed. Due to the homology in epidemiology, genomics, and pathogenesis of the SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV, and the widely use of TCM in the treatment of SARS-CoV, the clinical evidence showing the beneficial effect of TCM in the treatment of patients with SARS coronaviral infections are discussed. Current experiment studies that provide an insight into the mechanism underlying the therapeutic effect of TCM, and those studies identified novel naturally occurring compounds with anti-coronaviral activity are also introduced.


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Baicilin was mentioned on PR has a herbal treatment for xmrv back in the day, also has antiviral and antibacterial effects. I spotted a bag of the dry herb in my cupboard i might make into capsules has it has potential for influenza etc. Maybe COVID19 ????

This study focuses on baicalein rather than baicalin. Easy to get these two mixed up. Both are flavonoids from Scutellaria baicalensis (Chinese skullcap herb).

The SARS study posted by @IThinkImTurningJapanese instead looks at baicalin and its effect against SARS.

However, both studies are in vitro, and you often find that the concentrations of the substances used in these in vitro antiviral studies are far too high to be achieved by oral dosing. So unfortunately potent in vitro antiviral effects do not necessarily equate to good antiviral effects in vivo.


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There are several articles on PubMed for Baicilin (Chinese Skullcap) use in cancers, Lyme etc. . I just read an article that the Chinese are using a formula for Covid 19 in which this herb is included.

Thats what my product is, chinese skullcap. So has a variety of goodies the whole herb has. Hopefully good prevention for covid and influenza . Im going to add astragalus and licorice to the mix.