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Nature's Temple / Scutellaria lateriflora

Skullcap

(Scutellaria lateriflora)

 

 

 

Parts Used: Aerial parts

Active Constituents:

Flavonoid glyosides including scutellonin and scutellanein, volatile oil, bitter principles and tannin.

Main Actions:

  • Nervine tonic
  • Sedative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Bitter Stomachic

Major Safety Issues:

  • Should be avoided in cases of heart disease.
  • Excessive doses can produce stimulation of the central nervous system, dizziness, irregular heart rate and twitching of limbs.