Smoke Skullcap for a calming and relaxing effect to your senses.
History of Skullcap
Skullcap has been show to treat anxiety and insomnia. A native North American perennial herb of the Lamiaceae (mint) family (View our Skullcap IGTV). Cherokee smoke skullcap in ceremonies to mark the transition of girls to womanhood. The flowers look like ‘skull cap’ helmets worn by European soldiers. There are more than 300 known species. Ayurveda uses Skullcap cooling and bitter quality to treat muscle spasms and nervous headaches.
Medicinal Benefits of Skullcap
When you smoke skullcap, it enters the bloodstream quickly. It provides calming benefits similar to a Sativa. Helps to rejuvenate the central nervous system when used also as a tea, vape or bath.
Skullcap helps to enhance mood and reduce anxiety. Its active constituents baicalin and baicalein bind to the benzodiazepine site of the GABAA receptor.
Studies show American skullcap has significant antioxidant effects. It may help protect against disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, and depression.
Flavonoid Profile of Skullcap
Three flavonoids are the major active components of skullcap: baicalein, baicalin, and wogonin. Clinical studies show each component to have physiological effects.
Blends with Skullcap
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