Common Name: Skullcap
Also known as Scutellaria lateriflora, Scutellaria, Scullcap, Scute, Blue Skullcap, Mad-Dog Skullcap, and Madweed.
Skullcap is calming and relaxing and can be used in cases of anxiety, insomnia and other stress related conditions. It is also said to ally conditions that are marked by involuntary muscle twitching or convulsions (it was said to be used for St. Vitus dance when this was a common problem).
Skullcap is worn by women to keep their husbands faithful. It is used in sleep pillows for relaxation & peace. Used to bind oaths and consecrate vows & commitments (handfasting, initiations, etc.) also for a relationship that will extend beyond this life. For this purpose,Skullcap may be worn, burned as incense, or used as an oil. Used in bath magick to clear the aura of tensions and stress. Use in spells for relief from disharmony and disruptive situations. Place a pinch in a lover’s shoes to keep then from being affected by charms of others.
A tea made from this herb is excellent for preventing nightmares and as a restorative after spiritual journeying or ritual work.