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Blue Skullcap, also known as mad dog skullcap, blue pimpernel and American skullcap, is a perennial member of the mint family that is native to North America. In contrast to many other mints, this species prefers marshes and other damp places to woodland settings or open fields. The herb was well known to Native Americans, who introduced the plant to early European settlers. Although skullcap herb is often used to produce tinctures and infused oils for cosmetic and other topical preparations, it is most commonly used to make teas, tonics and liquid extracts, sometimes in combination with valerian.

Skullcap Herb, Wild Crafted, c/s , 1/4 lb

  • Skullcap, also known as Blue Skullcap, gets its name from a resemblance to the metal helmets worn by Medieval European soldiers. Because 18th century early American settlers employed the plant to counter rabies, it became known as Mad Dog Weed.

    Today, the herb is prepared as tea, usually in combination with other herbs. It is also used to make salves, creams and ointments for topical use.

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