Botanical Name: Scutellaria lateriflora
Other Names: American Skullcap, Blue Pimpernel, Blue Skullcap, Escutelaria, Grande Toque, Helmet Flower, Hoodwort, Mad-Dog Herb, Mad-Dog Skullcap, Mad-Dog Weed, Mad Weed, Quaker Bonnet, Scullcap
Uses: Depression, anxiety, tiredness, loss of appetite, insomnia, heart palpitations, moodiness, menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, and seasonal effective disorder (SAD)
Warnings/Concerns: Interacts with : Alprazolam (Xanax), Aminolevulinic acid, Amitriptyline (Elavil), Birth control pills (Contraceptive drugs), Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), Digoxin (Lanoxin), Fenfluramine (Pondimin), Imatinib (Gleevec), Irinotecan (Camptosar), medications used to treat depression and various others. Always consult your physician before taking any supplements or herbs.
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