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Skullcap American, Scutellaria lateriflora, calming, relaxing and good for the nerves

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Most astonishingly, skullcap actually grows well in coastal NSW.

Skullcap or scullcap is a perennial herb native to North America. It thrives in wet, shady places.
Scullcap is a powerful medicinal herb that has been used as a relaxing nerve tonic. It has an excellent calming effect that can be used in the treatment of a variety of nervous conditions.

Traditional  uses include:

  • strengthen the nervous system
  • soothe stressed nerves
  • remedy for tension
  • exhaustion
  • fatigue headaches
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • epilepsy
  • anxiety, and irritability
  • recovering alcoholics, ex-smokers
  • menstrual cramping and premenstrual stress.

Caution: Skullcap tea may slow reflexes; avoid driving after drinking it. Drink it only occasionally, unless under medical supervision.

More about skullcap here: https://mountainherbs.com.au/blogs/news/skullcap

Estimates of the number of species in the genus of Scutellaria range from around 300 to about  425.
In Chinese medicine, Scutellaria baikalensis is used and in  North America, Scutellaria lateriflora was used in Native American medicine.

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