scutellaria lateriflora

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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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Keywords: American skullcap; Scutellaria lateriflora; Flavonoids; Phenylethanoid glycosides; Anticonvulsant activity; HPLC
Phytochemical and biological analysis of scullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora L.): a medicinal plant with anxiolytic properties.
Several herbal extracts are currently used as anxiolytic agents, such as blue skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), gotu kola (Centella asiatica), guarana (Paullinia cupana), kava (Piper methysticum), keenmind (Bacopa monniera), lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) and valerian (Valeriana officinalis).
They took single doses of a placebo, a 350 mg capsule of freeze dried Scutellaria lateriflora, a 100 mg capsule of the same or 200 mg of the same.
leptostachyus, Eragrostis frankii (also at Millie's Pond), Eupatorium altissimum (on the dam), Ludwigia palustris, Onoclea sensibilis (wooded edge of the pond), Panicum capillare, Panicum dichotomiflorum, Penthorum sedoides, Phyla lanceolata, Polygonum lapathifolium, Potamogeton foliosus, Potamogeton nodosus, Scutellaria lateriflora (drying edge), Sida spinosa, and Xanthium strumarium.