Skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora, is a relaxing nervine that helps to calm brain function and is helpful for insomnia and stress. It is also a good remedy for tension headaches and migraines. Historically, it has been used by herbalists for hysteria, epilepsy, convulsions, and schizophrenia. The person who needs skullcap often has an inability to pay attention, constantly overthinks, or deals with dull headaches in the front or base of the skull. Skullcap works for acute and chronic stress and anxiety. The effects of the herb can be felt immediately. Skullcap has been used safely for women during pregnancy for a more peaceful labor.
Can be taken as a hot tea or tincture.
No known safety information available for nursing mothers.