What is Scute and why is it the key ingredient in FeVera?

We’re often asked what makes FeVera so effective for viruses, bacterial infections, and even fungal infections. It’s rare to be able to get help in all three of these areas with one formula. But the key to FeVera being so effective in knocking out whatever you may be experiencing is the wonder herb Scute, or as it is also known as: Skullcap.


As Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine in Portland, Oregon states: “While scute has a potent medicinal value, especially for inhibiting infections and reducing inflammation, both the herb and its isolated active components are virtually free from side-effects.”

Here, Dr. Dharmananda discusses scute:

Scute is the common name selected 35 years ago by the Oriental Healing Arts Institute as a shortened version of the genus name for the source material of huangqin, which is the root of Scutellaria baicalensis (Baikal skullcap).  The plant naturally occurs in northern China (especially Mongolia), northern India, Korea, Japan, and Russia; it is also cultivated, primarily in China.  This is a commonly used herb, and it is distinguished from another, far less frequently used Chinese herb from the same genus: the whole plant of Scutellaria barbata (banzhilian) that is often administered for treating “toxic” syndromes, including snake bite and cancer.

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