Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is a dainty, nourishing plant in the mint family. It can be found growing in lush forests and moist thickets in much of Eastern North America. This supportive friend subdues stress, anxiety, and tension by feeding and strengthening the nervous system. It quietly melts away worries –encouraging restful sleep at night and more smiles during the day.


Skullcap Medicinal Profile: The Secret Weapon Against Anxiety & Cancer


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Medicinal Uses:
general anxiety, anti-cancer effects (anti-tumor, anti- angiogenesis), antioxidant (may help protect against neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s disease), relaxes the over-anxious mind, nervous stress, panic attacks, feelings of being overwhelmed, fatigue from mental or physical exhaustion, long term stress, insomnia, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), nerve-related disorders (such as shock, dizziness, tinnitus, chronic fatigue), sensitive to sensory stimuli (crowds, loud music, overwhelming to-do list, stress at work or school), pain relief from nerve-related injury or disease, muscle tension, & nerve inflammation, nerve pain (sciatica, neuralgia, shingles, fibromyalgia, toothaches), tension headache, migraine headaches, PMS- Premenstrual syndrome (menstrual tension, menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, over-sensitivity), insomnia (both difficulty falling asleep & restlessness through the night), relaxes & lessens overthinking (calming worried minds when circulating thoughts before bedtime lead to insomnia), general sleep-aid for children & adults, to prevent scratching & scarring during the night (due to chicken pox, measles, & other skin eruptions/rashes), restlessness with nervous excitability, sleep disorders, sleep difficulties, disturbed sleep, poor sleep, hysteria, sedative, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant, epilepsy, petit mal seizures, chorea (abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesia), nervous tics, twitching, tremors, cramps, muscle spasms, lessens muscle spasms & tremors associated with multiple sclerosis, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, & Parkinson’s disease (paralysis agitans), tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movements of the muscles & tongue), eye twitches, autonomic nervous system disorders, subsultus tendinum (twitching of the muscles during low fevers), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), teeth grinding, smooth & skeletal, muscle relaxant, general inability to relax, stiff muscles, muscular tension, neck and back pain, restless leg syndrome, adaptogen (nervine or nerve tonic), to improve a lowered mood, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, can lower blood pressure during childbirth, postpartum depression, helps with lactation (stress can keep your body from producing enough milk), neurasthenia (a mental disorder characterized by chronic fatigue & concomitant physiologic symptoms), anorexia nervosa, withdrawal symptoms (muscle aches, delirium tremens, shakiness, twitches, digestive distress, agitation, poor quality sleep) from many addictions (tobacco, alcohol, drugs, caffeine, sugar, certain prescription drugs -like benzodiazepines, sleeping pills), helps calm irritability, whining, crankiness, & hyperactivity in children, heartache, heartbreak, grief, shock, improves blood flow to the brain; bringing about focus (a wonderful remedy for exam & work stress, when the nerves need calming without being overly sedating), herpes outbreaks (cold sores, shingles, herpes simplex I or II, genital herpes, fever blisters), prevents gingivitis & periodontal disease (by increasing the production of collagen in the gums), hormonal stress & insomnia during menopause

Precautions and Contraindications: Skullcap has a high degree of safety in use and there is no danger of cumulative buildup. It is safe for children, the elderly, and during breastfeeding. Many sources suggest it is safe during pregnancy, but you should consult with your healthcare provider. Despite its use as a sedative, it doesn’t promote daytime sleepiness for most people. Skullcap can increase the effect of medications that have a sedating effect, including: anticonvulsants (such as phenytoin-Dilantin and valproic acid-Depakote), barbiturates, benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam-Xanax and diazepam-Valium), medications to treat insomnia (such as zolpidem-Ambien, zaleplon-Sonata, eszopiclone-Lunesta, and ramelteon-Rozerem), and tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline-Elavil).

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