Parts used: Herb
Alterative, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, febrifuge, nervine, sedative
Calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins C and E, zinc
Skullcap may treat a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, high blood pressure and epilepsy. It is well known for its ability to calm the nerves and help with all nervous system conditions. It has also been used to treat infertility, fatigue, inflamed tissues, digestion, coughs and headaches. Some herbalists consider skullcap to be one of the best nervine herbs available. It has been used as a nerve tonic and can promote a feeling of well-being and promote a relaxed sleep. Some recommend skullcap for problems associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal. It may help lessen the severity of symptoms. Traditional uses have included infertility, regulation of sexual desire and as a remedy for cramps and pain.
Research has proven the benefits of skullcap as a tranquilizer and mild sedative. It is recommended for use in nervous condition to induce sleep and relaxation. There is some evidence of skullcap in treating high blood pressure.
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