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Skullcap Herb Dried ( Scutellaria lateriflora ) - 75 g - Herbal Collection

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Blue Skullcap scullcap Herb  Dried  (Scutellaria lateriflora) - 75 g - Herbal Collection


     May help with

    • anxiolytic
    • neuroprotective
    • muscle relaxer
    • anxiety
    • depression
    • muscle tension
    • nervous fatigue
    • neurodegenerative problems


    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Skullcap


    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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    plant name


    American skullcap, scullcap or skullcap in English ( American skullcap )


    International Latin denomination


    Scutellaria lateriflora L.


    botanical family




    Description and habitat


    • Herbaceous plant native to North America

    History and tradition


    • Native American medicinal ethnobotanical uses, widely used in North American folk medicine as an anxiolytic
    • The aerial parts would have been used by Native Americans during purification rites
    • Native Americans used it as a tranquilizer, sedative, nervous system tonic (to promote sleep, calm hysterical attacks and epileptic seizures, and treat various other neurological disorders)


    Parts used


    • Aerial parts harvested from plants two or three years old


    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots


    Main components of essential oil





    Plant properties


    • Anxiolytic [1] , [2] , [3] , [4] , [5] , by effect on GABA - A [6]
    • Neuroprotective (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, depression) [7] , Scutellaria lateriflora improves mitochondrial function and can act favorably on neurodegenerative diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders, and cancer ( flavonoids , bacalein ) [8]
      • Inhibition of the formation of alpha-synuclein oligomers in vivo, potentialities in Parkinson's disease ( bacalein , scutellarein ) [9]
    • Affinity for serotonin ( flavonoid ) receptors [10]
    • Inhibits the development of prion diseases [11]
    • Muscle relaxer
    • High dose euphoric effects (?)


    Bud properties


    Properties of essential oil




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Anxiety, depression, muscle tension, nervous fatigue
    • Neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson [12] (?)


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    Known or suspected mode of action


    Usual formulations




    Possible side effects and precautions for use



    Bibliographic references


    1. Go↑ Sarris J. Herbal medicines in the treatment of psychiatric disorders: a systematic review. Phytother Res. 2007 Aug;21(8):703-16. PMID 17562566
    2. Go↑ Sarris J, Panossian A, Schweitzer I, Stough C, Scholey A. Herbal medicine for depression, anxiety and insomnia: a review of psychopharmacology and clinical evidence. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2011 Dec;21(12):841-60. PMID 21601431
    3. Go↑ Elham Alramadhan, Mirna S. Hanna, Mena S. Hanna, Todd A. Goldstein, Samantha M. Avila,Benjamin S. Weeks. Dietary and botanical anxiolytics. Med Sci Monit. 2012; 18(4): RA40–RA48. texte intégral
    4. Go↑ Wolfson P, Hoffmann DL. An investigation into the efficacy of Scutellaria lateriflora in healthy volunteers. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Mar-Apr;9(2):74-8. PMID 12652886
    5. Go↑ Brock C, Whitehouse J, Tewfik I, Towell T. American Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study of its effects on mood in healthy volunteers. Phytother Res. 2014 May;28(5):692-8. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5044. PMID 23878109
    6. Go↑ Awad R, Arnason JT, et al. Phytochemical and biological analysis of skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora L.): a medicinal plant with anxiolytic properties. Phytomedicine. 2003 Nov;10(8):640-9. PMID 14692724
    7. Go↑ Lohani M, Ahuja M, Buabeid MA, Dean S, Dennis S, Suppiramaniam V, Kemppainen B, Dhanasekaran M. Anti-oxidative and DNA protecting effects of flavonoids-rich Scutellaria lateriflora. Nat Prod Commun. 2013 Oct;8(10):1415-8. PMID 24354189
    8. Go↑ de Oliveira MR, Nabavi SF, Habtemariam S, Erdogan Orhan I, Daglia M, Nabavi SM. The effects of baicalein and baicalin on mitochondrial function and dynamics: A review. Pharmacol Res. 2015 Oct;100:296-308. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2015.08.021. PMID 26318266
    9. Go↑ Caruana M, Högen T, Levin J, Hillmer A, Giese A, Vassallo N. Inhibition and disaggregation of α-synuclein oligomers by natural polyphenolic compounds. FEBS Lett. 2011 Apr 20;585(8):1113-20. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2011.03.046. PMID 21443877
    10. Go↑ Brock, C., Whitehouse, J., Tewfik, I., & Towell, T. (2010). American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): an ancient remedy for today’s anxiety?. British Journal of Wellbeing, 1(4), 25-30.
    11. Go↑ Eiden M, Leidel F, Strohmeier B, Fast C, Groschup MH. A Medicinal Herb Scutellaria lateriflora Inhibits PrP Replication in vitro and Delays the Onset of Prion Disease in Mice. Front Psychiatry. 2012 Feb 17;3:9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2012.00009. eCollection 2012. PMID 22363300 texte intégral
    12. Go↑ Mazio Elizabeth. Comprehensive nutraceutical agent for treatment/ prevention of Parkinson’s disease. Patent Application Publication No:US2007/0116779A1 May 24,2007 United States [1]
    13. Go↑ Upton, R., & DAyu, R. H. (2012). Skullcap Scutellaria lateriflora L.: an American nervine. Journal of Herbal Medicine, 2(3), 76-96.
    14. Go↑ Lin, L.‐Z., Harnly, J.M. and Upton, R. (2009), Comparison of the phenolic component profiles of skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and germander (Teucrium canadense and T. chamaedrys), a potentially hepatotoxic adulterant. Phytochem. Anal., 20: 298-306. https://doi.org/10.1002/pca.1127
    • Nishikawa, K., Furukawa, H., Fujioka, T., Fujii, H., Mihashi, K., Shimomura, K., & Ishimaru, K. (2000). Phenolics in tissue cultures of Scutellaria. Recent research developments in phytochemistry, 4, 55-60.


    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


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