This herb is a member of the mint family and gets it name from the shape of the flower which resembles a medieval helmet plus for its benefits for brain issues.
Skullcap is often used as a calming herb and is believed to have anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties. It is used to promote relaxation, relieve nervous tension and support a calm state of mind. It is commonly used as an herbal remedy for mild anxiety and stress-related conditions.
It may be used to support healthy sleep patterns and alleviate insomnia. It is believed to help calm the mind, reduce restlessness and promote relaxation before bedtime.
Skullcap is used as a nerve tonic and is believed to have neuroprotective properties. It is used to support overall nervous system health, potentially aiding in the management of conditions like neuropathy and nervous system disorders.
Various bioactive compounds are found int Scullcap, including flavones and antioxidants, that may provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. These properties make it potentially useful for addressing inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is known as Huang Qin. It is used in formulations for its potential benefits on liver health, respiratory conditions and fever reduction.