Skullcap Herb Cut & Sifted, Organic

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Skullcap is a perennial member of the mint family that naturally occurs in North America and other temperate zones throughout the world. Although it was formerly introduced to early European settlers by Native Americans, the herb has been in use in China for centuries, where it is known as Huang Qin.

The dried herb is typically used in teas and to make infusions and tinctures.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound14
originunited states
active compoundsTannins, Flavonoids, Volatile oil, Bitter iridoids
plant part usedleaves
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaLeafy with a grass-like aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in making salves, lotions and other cosmetic products.
culinaryExcellent for tea, especially in the evening or during times of stress. May also be tinctured.
safetyDo not use this herb during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This herb may increase the sedative effects of antidepressants, barbiturates and benzodiazepines.

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flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
skullcap herb

Has a bitter aftertaste. Combine with chamomile, peppermint and similar herbs when using for tea to enhance flavor.

formulas & recipes

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skullcap herb

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what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
skullcap herb

American skullcap is a perennial herb in the mint family that is native to the moist woodlands of North America. Also known as marsh skullcap, helmet flower and mad dog weed, skullcap is a traditional nervine and tonic herb.

In the 1700s, skullcap was highly regarded as a remedy for rabies, although there is no evidence to support this. The herb was also recommended for “female weakness.” Today, skullcap is recognized for its anxiolytic effects and usually enjoyed as tea.

More information on Skullcap herb: Skullcap Profile

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

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.