Latin Name : Scutellaria Laterifora
Skullcap is a powerful medicinal herb, it is used in alternative medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, slightly astringent, emmenagogue, febrifuge, nervine, sedative and strongly tonic.
- Anxiety Relief: Skullcap can provide relief from stress and anxiety, as it can help to balance the hormones in your body, stimulate the release of endorphins, and generally balance your mood. Phenolic compounds can have a wide range of effect on our hormonal balance, and skullcap happens to be rich in those antioxidant compounds.
- Pain Relief: There are certain analgesic qualities to skullcap as well, meaning that consuming skullcap can help relieve pain throughout the body, partially through a reduction in inflammation. However, you can also mix dried skullcap into a paste and apply it directly to the areas that are experiencing pain.
- Nervous Disorders: If you suffer from a nervous disorder, you may have experienced seizures or other spasmodic side effects that result from a problem in your nervous system. Skullcap tea can soothe the nervous system and prevent these episodes, and has been traditionally used to reduce seizure frequency and severity in those patients.
- Liver Health: If you are looking for a way to detoxify you body and boost your overall health, skullcap tea may be just the thing. Skullcap has been associated with increased antioxidant activity in the liver, which is one of the slowest recovering organs, and this effect can significantly boost the efficiency of your liver. This reduces toxin levels in the body and blood, thereby improving overall health and wellness.