Scullcap, Western (Scutellaria lateriflora)

Scullcap, Western (Scutellaria lateriflora)


(Scutellaria lateriflora)


This herb aids sleep and is reputed to help calm nervousness. The herb is bitter and is a stimulant.

How It May Benefit You…

  • nervous tension, headaches and muscle aches caused by tension,
  • insomnia
  • convulsions
  • drug or alcohol withdrawal.
  • symptoms of premenstrual syndrome aggravated or caused by stress.
  • rheumatism


May cause stomach upset or diarrhoea.

Skullcap may cause drowsiness. Do not operate a car or heavy machinery after taking it.

Large amounts of the tincture may cause confusion, giddiness, twitching, and possibly, convulsions.

WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Available as prepared tea, tinctures, dried leaves, capsules.


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