Scientific Name: Scutellaria lateriflora
Other Names: Blue Pimpernel, Blue Skullcap, Helmet Flower, Hoodwort, Mad-Dog-Weed, Side-Flowering Skullcap, Scullcap
Parts Used: Whole Plant
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Analgesic, Anti-epileptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Bitter, Diuretic, Hypnotic (Moderate), Hypotensive, Nervine Relaxant, Sedative, Tonic (Nervine)
Uses: Blood Clots in the Brain, Convulsions, Delirium Tremens, Depression, to Enhance Cancer Chemotherapy, Excitability, Exhaustion, to Induce Menstruation, Inflammation, Insomnia, General Restlessness, to Lower Cholesterol, Movement Disorders, Neuralgia, PMS, Rabies, Rheumatism, Seizures, Spasms, Stroke, Viral Infections
Contraindications: Large doses can be toxic. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use while taking Antabuse or immunosuppressant drugs.