Where did the Scutellaria come from ?
The Scutellaria (Scutellaria Baicalensis) is a plant with blue/violet flowers native to Siberia and belongs to the family Lamiaceae.
It appreciates temperate and hot climates, and especially the arid steppes. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called Huang Qin. It is also found in Europe and North America. Despite what one might think, it is not the flowers that are used, but the roots. The extract is composed of a large variety of flavonoids with multiple faculties.
What are its properties ?
The root of scutellaria has been known for centuries for its medicinal properties, especially for its action on the nervous system, but also for its anti-inflammatory activity. From a cosmetic point of view, it has anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties.
How to use it ?
It has a soothing action which makes it possible to relieve the sensitive skins and attenuates the feelings of itchings. It allows to relieve all the irritated skins (acneic, atopic…) thanks to its anti-inflammatory power. Scutellaria restores tone and radiance to the skin, which makes it a great ally in the fight against the signs of aging. Thanks to its lightening virtues, it is ideal for skins with hyperpigmentation spots. In addition to its calming action, it also has antioxidant properties by capturing the free radicals that cause skin aging. It is therefore perfectly suited to sensitive, fragile skin with spots, but also to mature skin.
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