Basic Information Common name: Skullcap Other Names: Blue Skullcap, Scullcap, Mad Dog Weed, Madweed, Helmet Flower Latin Binomial: Scutellaria lateriflora Parts Used: Aerial parts (leaves, stems, and buds)   Medicinal Uses Skullcap works almost exclusively as a nervine. However, because the nervous system navigates the entire body, the impact of skullcap can be felt in […]

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Many of you may be familiar with St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) for improved mood. But I’d also like to tell you about my favorite herb for calming frazzled nerves, Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora).  It wouldn’t be accurate to say that I prefer one over the other but I have a special liking for skullcap because it has helped me […]

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