Skullcap herb is well-known for treating hypertension or stress as it calms and repairs nerves.
It is also used for hyperactivity and insomnia, as it eases the physical effects of hyperactivity, and does not create a zombie-like effect as drugs often do. It helps to normalize activity and prevents hyperactivity.
If you are suffering from any type of fear such as hydrophobia (fear of water) use skullcap to calm the nerves.
It is used internally in the treatment of:
Due to its anti-venomous and anti-viral properties, it has also been used for snake bites, insect stings and dog bites. This led to its name of "Mad-dog Weed".
The Dispensary of the United States highly recommends the use of Skullcap in the treatment of
Recommended dosage: 10 to 40 drops ore more 3 to 4 times daily or taken as needed to promote sleep. For hyperactivity, apply it to the spine before bedtime.
Here are other herbs and remedies and what they are used for:
Arnica - used for anxiety and shock, you can also used it to put on sprains and bruises and pain from rheumatism.
B.& N.C.-W - is especially good if you are suffering from mental fatigue and tension. This combination contains
D.A.N.C - is to take good for anxiety and sleeping problems. It contains
Maca - is also good for sleeping problems and hormonal issues. It reduces stress and maintains emotional balance.
N.-W - if you are jumpy and need to calm your nerves, it repairs, calms and stabilizes your nerves. It contains
If you would like a soothing drink, mix 1/2 teaspoon each of lemon juice, ginger and honey in a cup of hot water.
Lemon juice lowers blood pressure, ginger calms the stomach and honey controls blood sugar imbalance caused by excessive worrying.
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