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Skullcap

February 2019 by Hetty Tapper
Hetty Tapper is a clinical herbalist with training in aromatherapy, homeopathy, energy healing, tissue salts, bodywork, massage, communication, meridian and charka work, and much more. She enjoys healing horses and has helped many horses that were abused, sick or just misunderstood. Hetty has written two books - ‘Equine Lore’ and ‘Healthy Horses Holistically and Herbal Horse Health’ - to show how we can all learn to help and heal our horses naturally. 
Name: Skullcap
Biological Name: Scutellaria laterifolia
Parts Used: Aerial parts (leaves and stem).
 
Contains: Aglycone, baicalein, baicalin, bioflavonoids, bitter iridoids, calcium, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, flavonoid glycosides, glycosides, iridiods, iron, magnesium, melatonin, phosphorus, polysaccharides, potassium, protein, resin, scutellarin, scutellarein, sodium, tannins, vitamin C, volatile oil, wogonin and zinc.
 
Reported Actions: Antiallergenic, antibacterial, anticancer, anticonvulsant (slightly), antidiabetic, antiemetic, antifungal, antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antimutagen, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiplatelet, antipro