Skullcap

Scutellaria lateriflora

Skullcap

Scutellaria lateriflora

Skullcap (stem, leaf and flower) is commonly used as a superior nervine revered by many herbalists, since it nourishes and strengthens a depleted nervous system. It is indicated for nervous exhaustion, nervous ticks, tremors, restless leg syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia. Excellent for those who easily anger when stressed out and it is a mild sedative for promoting relaxation and sleep. Skullcap may also help those with symptoms from drug withrawal, helping to bring on a sense of well being. There is some evidence showing that it promotes healthy cholesterol and may prevent heart disease. This herb is native to North America.


Products containing Skullcap:

Skullcap liquid extract
Kids Calming Compound Glycerite (Alcohol Free)
Anti-Stress Compound
Valerian Sleeptime Compound

References:

David Winston “Herbal Therapeutics”
Louise Tenney, M.H. “Today’s Herbal Health”
Gaia Herbs

Image by Rolf Engstrand, via Wikimedia Commons

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