Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is a perennial herb of the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to North America. This herb can help with exhaustion, anxiety, stress, headaches and depression. It is known as a healing tonic for the central nervous system and can be particularly beneficial for relieving nerve pain, nervous tension, muscle cramps, tics and spasms.
It is also useful for Parkinson's disease, shingles, neuralgia, sciatica, epilepsy, migraines, premenstrual syndrome and menopause. Skullcap has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can help stop the production of histamine which is often the cause of swelling and discomfort in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic sinusitis, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma and fibromyalgia.