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(Scutellaria lateriflora) aka - Mad Dogweed, Helmet Flower, MadweedThe popular and generic name is derived from the Latin, ‘scutella’ meaning a small dish in reference to the shape of the appendage to the flower, which resembles a cap in appearance. Skullcap was given the common name of “Mad Dogweed,’ because years ago it was considered to be a remedy for rabies. Skullcap calms the nervous system without narcotic properties, quiets the person and often brings about, natural sleep. Many herbalists will tell you that Skullcap is the best nervine. It acts through the cerebrospinal centers and sympathetic nervous system to control most nervous irritations. It is an effective herb to ease the problems associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal and drug use. It has detoxification properties that tend to lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms like delirium tremors. It is well noted for its abilities in easing spasmodic afflictions such as St. Vitus’s Dance, epilepsy, etc., acting to quiet the nerves.Primary uses:  Here are just a few of the maladies Scullcap may provide relief for:• Anxiety/Nervous Conditions• Blood Pressure (high)• Convulsions/Epilepsy• Exhaustion (nervous)• Insomnia• Restlessness• Rheumatism


  • Properties: Alterative, Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-spasmodic, Febrifuge, Nervine, Sedative Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, Vitamins C, E, zinc
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