Anodyne, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Calm, Emmenagogue, Hypotensive, Nervine, Parturient, Sedative
Alcoholism, Anxiety, Chinese, Headache/Migraine, Herbal Teas, Sleep/Insomnia, Stop Smoking
Scutellaria lateriflora is a hardy perennial herb of the mint family, Lamiaceae.It has an upright habit, its maximum height reaching 60 to 80 centimeters. Skullcap's small blue flowers are just short of one centimeter in length, most of them being produced along the length of side branches that grow from the leaf axils and not at the top of the main stem. The plant flowers from June to August; and its seeds ripen from July to September.
Also Known As:
Blue skullcap, mad dog skullcap, blue pimpernel, american skullcap, virginia skullcap
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