Working with Skullcap
Skullcap is a relaxing nervine and antispasmodic which is recommended by herbalists to relieve headache, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, nervous exhaustion, and teething. It is sometimes used to ease the discomfort of drug and alcohol withdrawal, and it is often considered one of the best herbs to lower excessive sexual desire.
Its Chinese counterpart, Scutellaria baicalensis, is used to remove heat from the respiratory and digestive systems and to lower blood pressure.
Skullcap has a taste of BITTER, SWEET and a temperature of COOL.
Conditions treated with Skullcap
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.