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skullcap

any of various perennial plants of the genus Scutellaria, esp S. galericulata, that typically have helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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skullcap

Strong popular medicinal herb. Small plant, 6-18” high. Blue/lavender flowers. In mint family- hairy, square stems, opposite leaves, heartshaped at the base with scalloped edges. Seed pods at base of each leaf. Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic. Used for mental disorders, anxiety, nervous conditions, hysteria, delirium, epilepsy, drug withdrawal, headaches, sleep problems, bacteria, viruses, hepatitis, lowers blood pressure, diuretic,. Induces menstruation, do not take if pregnant. Make sure you have the right kind, there are over 350 species and they are not all the same. Some are toxic.
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Reliving the incident yesterday back at his yard near Lambourn, Muggeridge said: "At first the policemen were in fits of laughter because David was standing in the back of the pick-up dressed in his racing gear, complete with skull-cap, pointing his whip to indicate the direction they should go.
Andrew Thornton displays his allegiance to Newcastle United when riding out with specially made black and white striped silks on his skull-cap.
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Paris -- On January 28, the French government took its first formal steps to bar conspicuous religious symbols from public places--Jewish skull-caps, large Christian crosses, Muslim head scarves, Hindu turbans.
We have to wear skull-caps, so why not protect bodies as well?
Hilmi Tmeizi, 17, said: "I saw Jews in skull-caps shooting at us.