Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
This perennial plant native to North America brings such a beautiful, grounding energy. For those of us who are scattered, who respond to stress by escaping into fantasy or distraction, skullcap brings our energy back down and into the body where we can deeply feel and address the messages waiting for us there. Skullcap is a relaxing nervine and can be sedative for some people, making it a powerful ally for people who have trouble sleeping secondary to a restless mind. The plant’s energetics are cooling, and downward moving as it is ruled by Saturn. It is considered an overall nervous system tonic and has a high mineral content, which is nutritive to nervous system tissues.
*These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Please refer to your medical provider with questions.
Fresh leaves in Everclear bottled in 1 ounce amber glass dropper bottles.
I generally start any tincture with 5-10 drops in a bit of water. Wait 15 minutes and see how you feel. You can take another 5-10 drops in water every 15 minutes until you feel the effects of the tincture in your body. Keep track of how many drops you have taken before you notice the effects, this is your body's dose of the tincture.
This tincture is safe to take three or four times daily or just once in awhile as needed.