Skullcap, Official (Scutellaria lateriflora) seeds, organic

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Family:  Mint (Lamiacea)

Hardy to Zones 6 to 9

(Mad Dog Skullcap, Virginia Skullcap) Herbaceous perennial native to the US. Plant prefers part shade to full sun and rich, moist soils.  Traditional usage: TWM, sleeplessness, anxiety and depression. The plant itself is likeable and unassuming, with a multi-stemmed, upright habit, reddish stems and blue flowers protruding sideways at the axils (thus lateriflora, which is very often and incorrectly called “laterifolia” in the herb industry). Plant prefers fertile, moist soil, part shade to full sun.  Thin to 6 inches.  Flowers blue to 2 feet tall.

Packet contains 50 seeds
1 g contains ~2,500 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Lynn

    When is the plant ready to harvest. Is it ok to make tea from fresh leaves Instead of dried. How tall does it get? Will it grow well indoors during cold months. Read that if the plant was contaminated from a certain plant, don’t remember name, that it could cause liver toxicity. I trust your company so I know your plants are pure but do you know if that’s the only cases of liver problems is from a plant that was crossed with that certain plant. . Thank you..

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Lynn.
      Thanks for contacting. The methods for preparing Scutellaria lateriflora are available in my book “Making Plant Medicine” and are a bit much for an e-mail. Basically the fresh plant tincture seems to be the most reliable. There used to be a concern for Teucrium contamination in dried herb from Europe. Since its an american herb buying directly from an american producer makes sense. Richo

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    Karen Bush (verified owner)

    Hello. I’m reading the description of Scutellaria lateriflora and cannot find out what TWM stands for. A google search yields nothing relevant. Can you please tell me?

    https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/product/skullcap-official-scutellaria-lateriflora-packet-of-100-seeds-organic/

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      TWM stands for Traditional Western Medicine as opposed to TCM which is Traditional Chinese MEdicine.

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    Tom Cramer (verified owner)

    is the 1 Gram amount available in the Skullcap seed? and if so when and what is the price- thanks tom

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      1 gram sales were discontinued due to low stock–we are down to packets.

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    • Nancy

      is the medicinal properties in the root as in other skullcaps or in the flower?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Nancy,
      Herbalists use the entire fresh plant without the root. You can find a great recipe for fresh skullcap tincture in my book “Making Plant Medicine.”
      Richo

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