SKULLCAP INFUSED OlL - Organic Scutellaria lateriflora - Soothe Nervous System


Fresh, organically cultivated Skullcap flowering aerial parts; harvested at it's zenith and infused in organic olive oil.

Great care has been taken to gather this plant at the height of it's power. This plant ally has been consciously harvested - the plant spirit was acknowedged and thanked.
Skullcap is a calming, restorative remedy for the nervous system. It is ideal for people suffering anxiety and stress. It may be used to aid sleep, and is often used by people trying to quit smoking or give up some other addiction. 
American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is a perennial herb native to North America. In bloom, the plant is covered in tiny, tubular blue flowers, although color can vary. The leaves of American skullcap have been used in traditional herbal medicine as a sedative and to treat conditions like anxiety and convulsions. The plant was prized by Native Americans for its powerful medicinal properties.
It is thought that American skullcap positively impacts mood and reduces anxiety by stimulating gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that helps calm nerves.
Skullcap has been linked to several other benefits, including:
Anticonvulsant effects. Orally supplementing with American skullcap has been shown to have anticonvulsant effects in rodents.  It is also said to ally conditions that are marked by involuntary muscle twitching or convulsions, such as restless leg syndrome and mild epileptic seizures. It also appears to be useful for fibromyalgia.
Insomnia. Baicalin, a compound found in both American and Chinese skullcap, is used to treat insomnia in traditional medicine practices. 
Neurodegenerative disease. Some test-tube studies suggest that American skullcap may have neuroprotective properties. 
May also help with headaches if massaged into temples.
Skullcap contains large amounts of flavonoids, including scutellarin and baicalin, which are believed to be the active components accounting for its sedative and antispasmodic activity. This antispasmodic activity make it an effective herb for menstrual cramps and it's calming action may help to relieve PMT symptoms.

SKULLCAP INFUSED OlL - Organic Scutellaria lateriflora - Soothe Nervous System


    Skullcap is thought to soothe the symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal. It may ease the physical symptoms of withdrawal like muscle aches, shakiness, twitches, digestive distress, agitation, and poor quality sleep (all common signs of a hyper nervous system and muscle function in withdrawal).
    With the ability to calm overactive stress responses and relax the mind and body, Skullcap may act as a mild sedative, assisting those quitting alcohol, tobacco or benzodiazepine drugs (tranquilizers). Once the crisis stage is over, Skullcap may even decrease cravings for addictive substances.

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