Scutellaria Lateriflora L.

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Original: Alluvial thickets, meadows, swampy woods, moist areas, and shaded areas.

Uses: The plant has been used for treating hydrophobia, but without much success. It is reputed to be a nervine, tonic, diuretic, and antispasmodic.

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The aerial parts of this plant were widely used as a sedative to calm the nervous system, serving as a “nervine” or “nerve tonic.” It was recommended for a wide variety of states, such as hysteria, convulsions, insomnia, delirium tremens, and pre-menstrual tension. Cherokees used skullcap to stimulate the uterus – promoting menses or expelling the placenta after childbirth. The plant also reportedly had hypotensive and anti spasmodic effects. Modern herbalists also recommend skullcap for anorexia nervosa and fibromyalgia; however, few studies have been done to show evidence that the plant has significant medicinal effects.

Part used::
Aerial parts


Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) A guide to medicinal plants of  Appalachia/ Krochmal, Arnold; Walter, Russel S.; Doughty, Richard M.: USA: U.S.D.A Forest Service:,1959

2) Hull,Kathleen;  Hull, Meredith Photog./Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Scutellaria Lateriflora L.
Término aceptado: 13-Feb-2019