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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Skullcap
MEDICINAL USE
Skullcap has excellent detoxification properties. It will even temper or prevent delirium tremens associated with withdrawal. It relaxes nervous tension, induces inner calm and counteracts sleeplessness.
Skullcap
Scutellaria lateriflora
Adaptogen, Nervine, Sedative, Analgesic, Anticonvulsant, Antipyretic, Antispasmodic, Detox, Narcotic
COMBINES WITH
California Poppy, Italian Honeysuckle,
WARNINGS
Scutellaria is a gentle herb, without concern about toxicity.
PREPARATION
Powdered herb: 1-2 g QD. Infusion: 1 tbsp/cup, TID. Tincture: (1:2, 45%), 2-4 ml TID (weekly max. = 100 ml). For a mild sedative, combine equal parts skullcap, hops and valerian root.