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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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Precipitation events and number of mature seuiclla prior to and after each rain during the greenhouse experiment using Wright's skullcap.
They have no qualms about furnishing skullcaps for the people of the occupying po-wer, some say; the work is convenient and they don't have to travel.
They say they have no qualms about furnishing skullcaps for the people of the occupying power or the Jewish settler, who may be living on Palestinian land.
This would include the hijab, or head scarf, skullcaps and large crucifixes.
The commission recommended banning conspicuous religious symbols from schools, including the Muslim scarf, Jewish skullcaps and large crucifixes.
In the city's central market, where Turkish pop music drifts out of a nearby music store, young Uighur men, with their broad, Turkic/Central Asian faces, milled about in long robes and Muslim skullcaps.
AE Snowboard Gloves, AE Skullcaps, and Striped Scarves tie together all of the holiday looks.
First, Levy entered the Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue to discover that most of the worshippers were sporting claret and blue skullcaps in honour of their favourite team, Spurs' rivals West Ham.
Paris -- The French government legislation to ban ostensible religious signs (Muslim hijabs, Jewish skullcaps and large Christian crosses) on students in public schools has been criticized by various Catholic spokesmen.
By a 494-to-36 vote, the National Assembly approved a measure that would bar religious garb, which has been defined by government officials and an advisory commission to include Islamic head scarves, large Christian crosses and Jewish skullcaps.