Skullcap 2 oz. Package


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Dried Skullcap 2 oz. Package

Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) has been shown to boost mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety. Notably, this plant was used in traditional medicine practices as a sedative and treatment for conditions like insomnia and anxiety. One of the most popular botanicals in North America (the Cherokee use it for menstrual nervous problems), in herbal medicine today it’s used for depression, as a relaxant, mild sedative, sleep promoter and to help in the withdrawal of benzodiazepines.

Organic Skullcap has been used for more than 200 years as a mild relaxant and as a therapy for anxiety, nervous tension, and convulsions. Studies show skullcap has significant antioxidant effects and may help protect against neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, and depression.

To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.

NOTE: Herbs are very powerful and if they are misused, they can be harmful.  Herbs can also cause allergic reactions, interfere with traditional medications by blocking their effectiveness, increasing their effectiveness, or reacting with them in a harmful way. Always check with your health care professional before using herbs or herbal products!

NOTE: Skullcap has also been associated with lung complications, and other types — including the American variety — may cause side effects like irregular heartbeat, tics, anxiety, drowsiness, and mental confusion in some people Ask your doctor before taking skullcap. American and Chinese skullcap is associated with liver damage and even liver failure in some people. That said, these cases mostly involved supplements containing multiple herbs, not just skullcap. Do not use herbal products of any kind if you are nursing, pregnant, taking medications, or undergoing treatment for any medical condition without first consulting your health care professional.

It should be noted that skullcap can interact with many common medications, such as blood thinners, cholesterol-lowering medications, cytochrome P450 substrate drugs, and pain killers.

Skullcap may lead to serious side effects, such as liver damage, and should not be given to children or taken by people on certain medications, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women.

NOTE: These herbs are not meant to be used to diagnose, treat, prescribe, prevent or cure any disease or to administer in any manner to any physical ailments. They are not meant to be used to diagnose, treat, prescribe, prevent or cure any disease or to administer in any manner to any physical ailments. Please check with your doctor before using. 


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Ingredients: Dried Skullcap herbs
Includes one bag 2 oz. (56.69 g.)
Recipient: Any
Theme: reduce anxiety and stress
Style: Dried Herbs, Herbal Magic

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