People use skullcap for anxiety, insomnia, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse skullcap with Baikal Skullcap. They aren't the same plant.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for SKULLCAP overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Surgery: Skullcap might slow down the central nervous system. Anesthesia and other medications used during surgery also have this effect. Stop taking skullcap at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with SKULLCAP
Skullcap might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking skullcap with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Be cautious with this combination
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