National Pharamaceutial Laboratory Scullcap

Scutellaria lateriflora

  • Also called: Mad-dog skullcap, Virginia skullcap.
  • Source: Found in the woods of eastern North Amrica. S. baicalensis, a popular species that has been the subject of recent research, grows in southwestern China and the sandy fields of northeastern China and the neighboring Russia.
  • Part used: Whole herb.
  • Form available: Capsules, teas, tinctures, combination products.
  • Uses: Nerve tonic, sedative." (p. 573)

    "Because it functions as both a nerve tonic and gentle sedative, skullcap is a time-honored remedy for anxiety and insomnia." (p. 355)

    "Commonly used as a sedative, skullcap is also antispasmodic." (p. 372)

    "This Chinese herb works against both viruses and bacteria, so it's a good one to apply topically to shingles." (p. 484)

    "This sedative herb can help alleviate the anxiety that sometimes accompanies giving up cigarettes." (p. 494)

    - from The Herbal Drugstore by Linda B. White & Dr. Steven Foster (2000)

  • National Pharamaceutial Laboratory Skullcap

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