Serving Type: Oral Liquid
Available In Sizes: 500mL
This product is part of the BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts, a range recommended for practitioners qualified in herbal medicine. The BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts are designed for extemporaneous compounding and dispensing for an individual patient following a consultation.
Latin name: Scutellaria lateriflora
Family: Lamiaceae (mint)
Common names: American skullcap, mad-dog weed, mad weed, helmet flower, quaker bonnet
Parts used: aerial parts, organic ingredients
Skullcap is a perennial that grows up to 1.5m tall and prefers damp land, meadows and ditches. It has pale blue flowers that bloom in pairs just above the tooth-edged leaves that grow opposite each other on short stalks and its botanical name, Scutellaria lateriflora is derived from the Latin ‘scutella ‘meaning ‘small dish’ to describe the shape of its seed pods, and the Latin ‘lateriflora’ meaning ‘flowering on the sides’ to describe its floral configuration on one side of the plants racemes. The common name, skullcap, describes the helmet-like shape of the flowers themselves.
Skullcap leaves, prepared as a water infusion, were widely used by the Cherokee and other Northern American indigenous tribes as a sacred herb in ceremonies that marked the transition into womanhood for young girls. Indigenous American people also utilised the roots of the herb, using decoctions to treat a variety of conditions.
- Organic ingredients
- Vegan friendly
|Scutellaria lateriflora (skullcap) aerial parts||1g|
Solvents: 45% organic cane ethanol, 55% mountain spring water.
INFORMATION FOR DISPENSING:
Recommended dose: 15-30mL per week.
Shake well before dispensing.
For practitioner compounding and dispensing only.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not use if seal on cap is broken.
- Store below 25°C away from direct sunlight.
For further education and research, refer to the BioCeuticals Skullcap Monograph.
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