Also known as
Skullcap is a well known herbal sedative belonging to the Lamiaceae, or Mint family of plants. Skullcap has traditionally been used to relieve muscle cramps, ease one into sleep, and to reduce anxiety.
wogonin, baicalein, baicalin, scutellarin
Cut and sifted foliage
Skullcap can be added to tea, made into a potent tincture, smoked, or powdered & taken in capsules. It is best when used to reduce anxieties or worries, helping the mind focus on what is important. Combines very well with other sedative herbs such as passionflower, hops, chamomile, & valerian.
Skullcap is an excellent herb for the budding herbalist and the new herb user alike, offering a mild yet potent relaxing effect very much welcomed in today's stressful world. In addition to its anxiety reducing effects, skullcap also has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, & anti-oxidant effects.
Do not mix high doses of skullcap with prescription anti-anxiety medications or alcohol.
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