Scutellaria Lateriflora.

Botanical name: 

Syn.—Scutellaria; Skullcap.
P. E.—Whole plant.
N. O.—Labiateae.
N. H.—United States.

Properties: Tonic, nervine, antispasmodic.

Use: In nervousness with fear of calamity it has a direct influence upon the cerebro-spinal centers, controlling irritation. Is of use in irritable condition of the nervous system. We think of it in conditions, the result of above, such as insomnia, irregular action of the muscles, chorea and paralysis agitans. In the first it is especially valuable if combined with cimicifuga. Of use in organic heart trouble with nervousness and palpitation. It is also of value in spasmodic affections of women.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.