Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is a herbaceous perennial native to the northeastern and central US. It is commonly referred to as Mad Dog Skullcap and Virginia Skullcap. The plant is substantially taller than other skullcap varieties and can reach up to 3 feet. The flowers are large, blue and beautiful.
Skullcap can be used as a restorative after spiritual workings or trials when made into a tea or combined with vervain. It is said to ease anxiety and can help migraine headaches. As a therapeutic tea, it is useful for recovery from the flu, stroke, or even those long or tough workdays.
In spiritual workings, a skullcap can be worn by placing some of the dried herb in a locket or pouch to help keep a partner faithful to a relationship. Add this herb to dream pillows for relaxation and peace during sleep. It is often used to bind oaths and consecrate vows such as an initiation or a handfasting. When used in bathwater, it calms the energetic bodies of stress and tension.
Cultivation: This plant prefers part shade to full sun with the soil preference of dry to moderately moist conditions. The seed requires a period of cold, moist conditioning to germinate. Sow in fall to early spring.
Packet of 50 organic Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) seeds.
Hardy in zones 6-9