Scullcap, or Scutellaria lateriflora, a member of the mint family, is a perennial herb native to southeastern North America, from New York to W. Virginia, and South Carolina, Missouri, and Alabama. It can generally be found in thick woods, bluffs, an...
Scullcap, or Scutellaria lateriflora, a member of the mint family, is a perennial herb native to southeastern North America, from New York to W. Virginia, and South Carolina, Missouri, and Alabama. It can generally be found in thick woods, bluffs, and along roadsides. Its root is a creeping, short rhizome which sends up square stems. The stems are branched and 6-18 inches tall. The leaves, soft and heart-shaped at the base, grow to be 1/2" to 2-1/2" long, with scalloped or serrated edges. The flowers of Scullcap range from blue to lavender to purple. They are tube-shaped and hooded, and bloom from May to August. The aerial part of the plant is used in herbal preparations.
A powerful health herb, Scullcap has been used by Natives for generations, generally to help support female problems and nervous disorders. It is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent, febrifuge, nervine, and tonic. Scullcap contains volatile oil, bitter iridoids, tannins, Scutellarin, and Catapol. Scientific studies have shown Scullcap to be effective in supporting many mental disorders. It is used to effectively support symptoms of hysteria, anxiety, insomnia, and withdrawal from certain drug addictions such as barbiturates and tranquilizers. Additionally, it is taken internally to help support convulsions, neuralgia, and delirium tremens. It acts as a sedative, inducing sleep when necessary, and leaves no unpleasant aftereffects. An infusion of Scullcap can be used to help promote menstruation, and it is known to help support fevers and help stimulate the kidneys.
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Take 20-30 drops of extract in a small amount of warm water 3-4 times daily as needed.
Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation. Do not exceed recommended dose.
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