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Skullcap: A Restorative, Relaxing Herb

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  • American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is an herbal plant native to North America that’s a member of the mint family
  • Skullcap has a long history of medicinal use, primarily as a mild nerve sedative or nerve tonic; during the 1800s and 1900s, skullcap was sometimes prescribed for nervousness or related symptoms, particularly muscle spasms, irritability, sleeplessness, tremors and restlessness
  • In addition to its uses for anxiety, skullcap has shown promise as an anticonvulsant and may have anti-allergy potential
  • Another compound in skullcap, scutellarein, may have anticancer potential and was found to stop the development and spread of fibrosarcoma, an aggressive cancer of connective tissue

By Dr. Mercola

American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is an herbal plant native to North America that's a member of the mint family. It has a long history of medicinal use, primarily as a mild nerve sedative or nerve tonic. During the 1800s and 1900s, skullcap was sometimes prescribed for nervousness or related symptoms, particularly muscle spasms, irritability, sleeplessness, tremors and restlessness.


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