Skullcap Organic (1 oz.)


Popular uses for skullcap include treatment of addictions, alcoholism, afterbirth removal following childbirth, colds, convulsions, epilepsy, headache (especially a dull frontal headache with sensitivity to noise, light and odors), hysteria, insomnia, nervous tension, and stress. Skullcap teas, tincture, and alcohol extracts have been shown to lower blood pressure in dogs, cats, rabbits, and humans by dilating blood vessels, potentially lowering risk of heart attack and stroke. Skullcap has shown promise as a treatment for strokes and nervous disorders. Almost all recent research has been focused on Chinese skullcap, S. baicalensis, and few studies have concentrated on American skullcap, but one of its active compounds, scutellarin, was shown to improve blood flow for more than 88 percent of the participants in a clinical trial involving 634 people with cerebral embolism (blood clot), cerebral thrombosis, or stroke-induced paralysis. Other research has confirmed Skullcap's value as a sedative and antispasmodic. A bitter, cooling herb, it can also be of use in calming a sensitive stomach and strengthening the nervous system after a prolonged illness. It is indicated for nervous fear, cardiac irritability, and nervous irritation of the cerebrospinal nervous system, and has been used for neurological diseases such as epilepsy and chorea (involuntary spasms of the face and limbs). It is one of the most effective herbs for withdrawing from habitual drug and alcohol use, having considerable detoxification properties that can prevent or diminish withdrawal symptoms such as delirium tremens.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 March, 2012.