December 18, 2018
Skullcap is known among the Cherokee and other Native American tribes as a strong emmenagogue and female medicinal herb it was used as a ceremonial plant to introduce young girls into women hood.
This herb in the 19th Century Anglo American was used as a nerve tonic they recognised that it had a deeper action on the nervous system especially for hysteria, epilepsy, convulsions and serious mental illnesses as well as schizophrenia earning the nickname mad weed.
Skullcap is used for insomnia, anxiety, stroke, and paralysis also for high cholesterol, fever, hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis, rabies, nervous tension, skin infections, inflammation and spasms and sleeping disorders.
The above parts of the plant are used for medicine.
How does Skullcap work?
The Chemicals work by preventing swelling and inflammation and acts on the nervous system in a positive way it helps with anxiety levels and treats many ailments.
It has similar properties as Valerian root, it helps with calming down pets who are nervous, it is used as a natural tranquilliser which can relax the nervous system, it is a great remedy for stress and ailments and can be used for joint pain. Has also been known to improve the blood flow to the brain which can help with strokes.
Valerian has been used a medicine herb since the times of Ancient Greece prescribes as calming tea, it has soothing, calming properties which helps with anxiety and can help with promoting sleep it can help with insomnia and mild anxiety the formula includes Valerian root extract which is taken from the root of the tall strong scented Valerian plant.
How Does it Work? Acts like a sedative on the brain and nervous system.