(also spelled "Skullcap") has traditionally been used internally
for nervousness and convulsions, irritability, insomnia, and neuralgia.
skullcap may act as a sedative, to relax spasms, lower fever and stimulate
the kidneys, and has anti-toxic effects.
is an excellent tonic for the nervous system. It is good for treating
anxiety, insomnia, and nervous headache.
is considered by some to be a natural alternative to the sometimes-beneficial,
yet chemical, effects of Methadone treatment during withdrawal
from drug addictions, especially opiates, tranquilizers and barbiturates.
skullcap may be an herb of choice for drug or alcohol-dependent people
while undergoing a program to remove the addiction. Excessive use of skullcap
may cause confusion, giddiness, stupor and twitching.
to North America, skullcap is very abundant throughout the land, growing
in damp places, ditches, meadows and by the sides of ponds, from Connecticut,
south to Florida and Texas.
is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of conditions
including epilepsy, hepatitis, infections, and cancer. The flavonoid components
of skullcap are thought responsible for its activity, although as so often
happens, scientists are just not sure where skullcap derives its benefits
spend a lot of time researching the best prices for supplements on
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