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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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Walking into the canteen at about 12:10 noon, he was dressed in his usual immaculate and pristine white robes and skull-cap.
WARRINGTON'S Chris Hill has always been a standout performer in his trademark skull-cap.
I'll hug a hoodie, high-five a hijab, tousle a turban, and cuddle a kippa (the Jewish skull-cap, not the fish).
Also known as an Oxford cap, it consists of a horizontal square board fixed upon a skull-cap, with a tassel, or liripipe, attached to the centre.
Wearing a white Moslem skull-cap, Badat was remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on December 11.
Her business was storytelling, but she was no ingenious queen in fear of the shroud brought in with the dawn, nor was she a naquibolmalek to usher a shah through the gates of sleep, nor an ashik, lover-minstrel singing songs of Mehmet the Conqueror and the sack of Byzantium, nor yet a holy dervish in short skin trousers and skin skull-cap, brandishing axe or club and making its shadow terrible.