Why We Use Skullcap Flower

Scutellaria lateriflora

This gentle nervine is often used to support aggravated and exhausted nerves, help balance muscular tension, and promote restful sleep. Flavonoids found in American Skullcap are believed to act similarly to gamma amino butyric acid (GABA). GABA is an endogenous inhibitory neurotransmitter that has relaxing and sleep-supporting properties when taken orally.

Health Benefits of Skullcap Flower | Windward

A Brief History

Native to North America and a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae, this perennial plant adorned with delicate purple flowers grows in wet habitats like forests, marshlands and meadows. Native American tribes traditionally consumed Skullcap as a tea to soothe nerves and it has long been used in western herbalism in a variety of preparations to relieve tension, nervousness and irritability related to stress.

Products Featuring Skullcap

Evening Recovery Tincture