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Why You Should Use Skullcap, The Herb That Induces Relaxation

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Skullcap is a well-studied plant that appears to promote certain benefits. The plant has been shown to help with anxiety and elevate mood.

Skullcap, otherwise known as Scutellaria lamiaceae, is a member of the mint family native to wet habitats of North America.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF SKULLCAP

Different Types Of Skullcap

American skullcap has experienced over 200 years of use as a natural plant medicine to ease anxiety, nervous tension and convulsions. This type of skullcap bares small blue or purple flowers.

Chinese skullcap, otherwise known as Scutellaria baicalensis, is related to American skullcap, but is native to China and certain parts of Russia. Chinese skullcap boasts its own unique health benefits and was employed in traditional Chinese medicine to treat infection and inflammation. Moreover, there is reason to suggest that skullcap boasts legitimate antiviral and antifungal qualities.

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USING SKULLCAP

Using Skullcap

Like many herbal remedies, skullcap is available to consume in numerous different forms. These include tinctures, teas, capsules and more.

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Skullcap: Everything You Need To Know

Be sure to purchase your skullcap from a reliable and credible source, as the market seems to have recently flooded with poor quality products.

Luke Sumpter
Luke Sumpter
With a BSc (Hons) degree in Clinical Health Sciences and a passion for growing plants, Luke Sumpter has worked as a professional journalist and writer at the intersection of cannabis and science for the past 7 years.
Disclaimer:
We are not making medical claims. This article has been written for informational purposes only, and is based on research published by other externals sources.

External Resources:
  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com
  2. American Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study of its effects on mood in healthy volunt... - PubMed - NCBI - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  3. Baicalein protects isoproterenol induced myocardial ischemic injury in male Wistar rats by mitigating oxidative stress and inflammation. - PubMed - NCBI - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  4. Scutellarein inhibits cancer cell metastasis in vitro and attenuates the development of fibrosarcoma in vivo. - PubMed - NCBI - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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