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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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So he is often surrounded by people wearing skull caps and beards.
The streets, rooftops and balconies of houses surrounding the mosque were crammed with men wearing skull caps, and women, either veiled or wearing head scarves -- marks of respect.
The skull cap was used several times near the end of the play.
Victoria Macmillan-Bell's stress levels are monitored using a skull cap that detects the brain's activity
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The inmate has insisted on wearing his "yarmulke" (a skull cap or head covering) and "tallit katan" (undergarment bearing fringes, or "tzitzit") (Fremont Correctional Facility, Colorado)
Around 140,000 hair strands are inserted into a skull cap, which is then fitted onto a youngster's head with a vacuum seal in a way that enables it to be worn even when swimming.
Hamza, wearing a pale blue prison shirt with white T-shirt underneath and a skull cap, was visible from the waist up on screen at Bow Street Magistrates Court, in central London.
His beard was wooly and gray, and his dreadlocks spilled out from under his knit skull cap and fell to the middle of his back.
The remains, discovered in 1988, include the skull cap, several arm and leg bones, a few ribs and vertebrae, pelvic fragments, four fingers bones, and 11 teeth.
The victim alleged that miscreants threw his skull cap, looted money and phone, and left him in an unconscious state.