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Scutellaria laterifolia, Skullcap


Skullcap is used in the treatment of a wide range of nervous conditions including epilepsy, insomnia, hysteria, anxiety, delerium tremens, withdrawal from barbiturates and tranquilisers.

Actions: Nervine tonic, anti-spasmodic, hypotensive.

Constituents:
Scutellarin, a flavonoid glycoside and many other flavones.
Iridoids; catalpol is present
Volatile oil and waxes, mainly C3l, C33 and C35 hydrocarbons
Tannins

 

 

 

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