Mad Dog Skullcap

Mad Dog Skullcap

Latin Name: scutellaria lateriflora
Alternative Name: scullcap, virginia skullcap, madweed, blue pimpernel, helmet flower, hoodwort, blue skullcap
Forms Available: leaf, root

Mad Dog Skullcap – scutellaria lateriflora – This herb was used by Native American Indians in female remedies: it aided in the expulsion of afterbirth, stimulated menstruation and eased breast pain. It is still used by todays herbalists as a nerve tonic. It is used on its own or in conjunction with other sedating herbs. Skullcap is used to treat insomnia, anxiety, neuralgia, and epilepsy.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: A tonic for the nervous system. Used to treat insomnia, anxiety, neuralgia, epilepsy. Often mixed with other sedative herbs. Used to treat withdrawal from tranquilizers and anti-depressants.

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