Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Herbal Remedies for Insomnia 2

I wanted to mention another herbal remedy I find useful for insomnia, Scutellaria Lateriflora, commonly known as Scullcap or Skullcap.

Scullcap has been used for centuries because of its sedative properties; it was used to treat hysteria and nervous tension, nervous disorders in general, and even as a treatment for epilepsy. It also has been traditionally used as an anti-spasmodic, and anti-inflammatory.

Scullcap is available in pill or capsule form, as well as liquid or tincture, from several suppliers. Follow the dosage recommendations on the label. (I always start at the lowest recommended dosage whenever I try a new herbal remedy, and increase the dosage gradually, if necessary, and there are no negative reactions from taking the remedy.)

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