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Skullcap

Skullcap

SKULLCAP

Common Name: Skullcap

Other Common Names: Blue Skullcap, Mad Dog Skullcap, Side-flowering Skullcap, American Skullcap, Helmet Flower, Mad Dogweed 1 2

Latin Name: Scutellaria lateriflora

Native to: North America 1

Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Primary Use in Herbal Blends: Used as a modifier for the nervous system. 3

Benefits: Anti-anxiety effects and promotes a restful night's sleep.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Type: Wetland-loving perennial shrub. 1

Height: Grows up to 31.5 inches tall. 1

Leaves: Pointy, toothed, bright green leaves. 1

Flowers: Bluish-purple asymmetrical flowers that are less than 0.4 inches long. 1

Fruit: Extremely small light brown seeds.

REFERENCES

1 Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutellaria_lateriflora 2 Starwest Botanicals, https://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/scullcap-herb/ 3 The Herbal Academy, https://theherbalacademy.com/herbal-smoking-blends 4 Smokable Herbs, https://www.smokableherbs.com/scullcap/ 5 Harmony Herbals, http://harmonyherbals.net/blog/the-straight-goods-best-natural-smoking-herbs/

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