Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
This perennial plant native to North America brings such a beautiful, grounding energy. For those of us who are scattered, who respond to stress by escaping into fantasy or distraction, skullcap brings our energy back down and into the body where we can deeply feel and address the messages waiting for us there. Skullcap is a relaxing nervine and can be sedative for some people, making it a powerful ally for people who have trouble sleeping secondary to a restless mind. The plant’s energetics are cooling, and downward moving as it is ruled by Saturn. It is considered an overall nervous system tonic and has a high mineral content, which is nutritive to nervous system tissues.
*These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Please refer to your medical provider with questions.