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11 December

Wednesday Wisdom - Scullcap

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Scullcap - Scutellaria laterifolia

  • Common names: Skullcap, Virginian Scullcap, Helmet Flower, Mad-dog Scullcap, Hoodwort, Quaker Bonnet, Madweed.
  • Habitat: USA.
  • Part used: Aerial parts.
  • Actions of Scullcap: Sedative, nervine, anti-convulsant, tonic, antispasmodic, slightly astringent.

Scullcap is ideal for nervous stress or tension, and hysteria. In the past it has been found to be effective for epilepsy in both humans and dogs, and was regarded as a cure for rabies. The herb combines well with Valerian.

Scullcap can be found in our Canine Tranquility & Tranquility Gold.

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Hilary SelfHilary Self BSc.MNIMH. Hilary is a Medical Herbalist who writes about the practical application of herbs and natural healthcare for horses and pets.

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