(also sometimes spelled "Skullcap"
) has traditionally been said to be an excellent tonic for the nervous system. It is used to treat anxiety, nervousness and convulsions, irritability, insomnia, and neuralgia.
may act as a sedative, to relax spasms, lower fever and stimulate the kidneys.
is considered by some to be a natural alternative to the effects of Methadone treatment during withdrawal from drug addictions, especially opiates, tranquilizers and barbiturates. Scullcap
may be an herb of choice for drug or alcohol-dependent people while undergoing a program to remove the addiction.
is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of conditions including epilepsy, hepatitis, infections, and cancer. The flavonoid components of scullcap
are thought responsible for its activity, although scientists are unsure from where scullcap
derives its benefits.
is native to North America and grows abundantly in damp places, ditches, meadows and by the sides of ponds, from Connecticut, all the way south to Florida and Texas.
Excessive use of scullcap
may cause confusion, giddiness, stupor and twitching and, as with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
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