When experimenting with Skullcap, PLEASE try and specify the specific species you are using so we can keep track of the effects of the different types. this is the main three:
1. Scutellaria lateriflora (weak, dont expect much)
2.Scutellaria galericulata (supposed to be as good as bud)
3. Scutellaria nana (supposed to be as good as HIGH QUALITY bud)
Scullcap is a very powerful medicinal herb. It has been used for thousands of years to treat various ailments. It was historically used by the Northern America Indians for relieving anxiety, insomnia, neuralgia, to reduce childbirth pain and as a recipe for treating rabies. In China, it was traditionally used to treat high blood pressure, cold, fevers, hypertension, headache, vomiting of blood, intestinal inflammation, expelling afterbirths among other conditions. It is still being used to date as a relief from these conditions.
In modern medicine it has been shown that the scullcap has the ability to inhibit viruses and bacteria, lower the level of blood pressure in the body (by dilating blood vessels) and lower fever. Scientific research has also shown that this plant is useful in treating many mental disorders. A wide range of nervous conditions such as epilepsy, hysteria, anxiety stress, withdrawal from tranquilisers and barbiturates etc. can be treated using the skullcap. This herb can also be infused to treat throat infections, headaches, coughing and to induce sleep. It is also used to promote menstruation. The scullcap is used in the treatment of addictions of harmful drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, cannabis sativa and cocaine among others.
Scullcap is available in the market in many dried forms. It is sold in the form of capsules, teas, tablets and tinctures.
Skullcap, Scutellaria sp.:
Skullcap is a very good calming herb to smoke. I find that the commercially available Scutellaria lateriflora is not very strong as a smoke. Almost all commercially available Skullcap is too dry and stemmy to make a good smoke. The Scutellaria galericulata the more common plant found growing wild in the United States is much stronger. It is roughly equivalent in strength to good Marijuana leaf or bud shake. It works in almost all cases. The nice green leaf is easy to roll and blends well with many smoking mixtures. It is one of my standard smoking ingredients.
http://botanicalstudies.net/herbalism/s ... s-calming/
https://www.reddit.com/r/vaporents/comm ... _you_vape/Skullcap (aka Scullcap or Mad Dog Weed) is one of the more common ingredients in those alternative smoking blends. Commercially available skullcap (typically Scutellaria lateriflora) is pretty weak. However some skullcap varieties (such as Scutellaria galericulata) are actually quite strong and can rival good mids.
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