Skullcap derives its name from its ability to relieve tension headaches. An excellent herb for nervous tension and anxiety, it both relaxes and tones the whole nervous system; this is particularly useful with menstrual tension. It is has also been used in the treatment of epilepsy and seizures. In Chinese medicine, Skullcap is considered excellent for cooling the mind, liver and lungs. For this reason it promotes a state of meditation and calms an over-active mind.
Content: Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) dried herb
Preparation: 1-2 tsp/cup, steep covered for 10 minutes. Drink 3 times daily or as needed.
Other Names: Scutellaria lateriflora, American skullcap, Blue Pimpernel, Blue Skullcap, Escutelaria, Grande Toque, Helmet Flower, Hoodwort, Mad-Dog herb, Mad-Dog Skullcap, ad-DOg weed, Mad weed
Grown in: Australia / USA
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Ariels
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
Caution: Not to be taken when pregnant.
For specific herb contraindications, see our detailed herb information site.
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