Actions: The effects of Scutellaria lateriflora are light, cooling and overall, mild. Though mild in action, skullcap is efficient in aiding muscle tension in the neck and back caused from stress and anxiety. The effects work both long-term and as needed.
- Relaxing nervine tonic
Indications: Muscle tension, exhaustion, cramping, anxiety, insomnia
Safety/Contraindications: No known indications, but may interfere with CNS depressants. Generally safe for long-term use.
Preparations and Doses:
- Powdered Herb: 2 grams 4x daily
- Tea: 1 oz/ 1 qt of water drunk throughout the day