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What is Baicalin ?

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Baicalin is a flavone, a type of flavonoid. It is found in several species in the genus Scutellaria, including Scutellaria lateriflora (blue skullcap). There are 10 mg/g baicalin in Scutellaria galericulata (common skullcap) leaves[1]. It is a component of Chinese medicinal herb Huang-chin (Scutellaria baicalensis).
It is one of the active ingredients of Sho-Saiko-To, an herbal supplement believed to enhance liver health.
Baicalin is the glucuronide of baicalein.
Baicalin is a known prolyl endopeptidase inhibitor[ and affects the GABA receptors.