English Name: Scullcap
Latin Name: Scutellaria laterifolia
What is Scullcap?
Scullcap is a robust perennial herb that grows near wet habitats, like marshes. Although Scullcap is native to North America, it is now widely cultivated in Europe and other areas. As a genus, Scutellaria has many different varieties, but they are all used in very similar ways for an assortment of medicinal uses.
Medicinal Uses of Scullcap
Scullcap is a powerful medicinal herb that has been used for more than 200 years as a relaxing nerve tonic. It has an excellent calming effect that can be used in the treatment of a variety of nervous conditions, and is especially suitable for sensitive children. Due to its calming effects on the nervous and musculoskeletal system, it helps support the body’s natural equilibrium and contributes to the maintenance of a healthy, even-keel attitude. Its active ingredients include flavonoids, tannins, bitter, volatile oil and minerals.
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