|Botanical Nomenclature||Scutellaria lateriflora|
|Common Name||Blue Skullcap, Mad Dog Skullcap, Side-Flowering Skullcap|
|Taxonomy- Family||Lamiaceae or Labiatae|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Scutellaria lateriflora is a small, evergreen plant growing up to 60cm, with silver-green, plush leaves and purple flowers blooming in upright stem. The flowering and the harvesting take place from August to September.|
|Region Found||Arta (Tzoumerka), Ioannina (Pindos, Gramos, Peristeri)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Aboveground plant parts|
|Active Substances||Flavonoids ( baicalin, baicalein, wogonin), sterols, benzoic acid, scutellarin, scutellarein (glycosides), bitter agents, volatile oil|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The whole plant has sedative, spasmolytic, astringent, diuretic and tonic properties and it is administered for the treatment nervous exhaustion, headaches, premenstrual tension, anxiety, hysteria, depression, seizures and insomnia.|
|Method of Administration||The plant is administered as sedative and tonic in the form of herbal tea (15-20g of dried herb in a cup of boiled water, 3-5 times a day) and tincture (1: 5 parts of herbal extract and ethyl alcohol 70%, 2- 4ml, 3 times a day).
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||No side effects have been reported.|
|References||1) http://www.votana-ygeia.com/products/1439/%CE%A3%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%AC%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CF%84%CE%B7%CF%82-%CE%92%CE%B1%CF%8A%CE%BA%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%B7%CF%82-Scutellaria-Baicalensis 2)http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-986-skullcap.aspx?activeingredientid=986&activeingredientname=skullcap 3)http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/skullcap 4)http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Scutellaria+lateriflora 5)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210803312000413 6)http://www.herb.gr/index.php/catalog/category/view/s/herbs/id/11/?mode=list&limit=5&p=36&___store=default&___from_store=english|