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Skullcap Herb Cut & Sifted

Skullcap Herb Cut & Sifted

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Skullcap, also known as Blue Skullcap, gets its name from a resemblance to the metal helmets worn by Medieval European soldiers. Because 18th century early American settlers employed the plant to counter rabies, it became known as Mad Dog Weed.

Today, the herb is prepared as tea, usually in combination with other herbs. It is also used to make salves, creams and ointments for topical use.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound10
originunited states
active compoundsTannins, Flavonoids, Volatile Oil, Bitter Iridoids
plant part usedleaf
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a cool, dry place in a tightly-sealed container.
appearance & aromaLeafy with a fresh scent.

c.
uses

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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in skin care products. Hot water infusions may be used to make skin washes and hair tonics.
culinaryUse in tea blends, especially in combination with herbs known to promote relaxation such as hops and valerian root.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This herb may increase the effects of sedative medications, including antidepressants.

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d.
flavor profile

cut & sifted
skullcap herb

Pleasant but has a bitter finish that is tempered by mild tasting herbs, such as peppermint, meadowsweet or chamomile.

e.
formulas & recipes

cut & sifted
skullcap herb

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f.
what else you should know

cut & sifted
skullcap herb

Scutellaria lateriflora refers to American skullcap, a member of the mint family native to North America and now cultivated throughout the world. The plant gets its common name from the observance that when turned upside-down, the flowers resemble tiny caps or hats with visors.

Skullcap demonstrates potent antioxidant activity, as well as mild sedative effects. Due to the latter, this herb should not be combined with medications used to address anxiety, insomnia, depression, seizures or other neurological disorders.



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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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