what is Baicalin

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.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.It is a known prolyl endopeptidase inhibitor and affects the GABA receptors.