Settle Those Nerves-The Calming Effects of Skullcap

Just By It’s Looks…

It’s always interesting to me how an herb, often just by the way it looks, gives an idea of what it’s good for.

Skullcap is the color of soft twilight, and that’s exactly what is needed when our nerves are jangled, and we face another sleeplskyllcapess night.  We need that soothing restful feeling that normally comes at the end of a wonderful, but busy day.

Skullcap is a member of the mint family, and can be gathered in late summer all through North America, using the flowers, leaves and stems for tincturing or drying. Personally, I prefer a tincture.

Skullcap has been used for trouble with sleeping, anxiety,  even stroke paralyses. 

 It can help with:

  • Lowering fever
  • Epilepsy
  • Nervous Tension
  • Menopausal Anxieties
  • Topical Infections
  • Arthritis
  • Lowering Blood Pressure
  • Lowering Blood Sugar
  • Exhaustion
  • Diahrehea

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Are You Using Soap…or Detergent? You Might Be Surprised!

Next time you go to the store and wander down the “soap” isle, take notice of something I bet you’ve never noticed before.  Does your soimagesap call itself a “beauty bar” or a “deodorant bar”, or something akin to it?  As you search, do you notice there are probably few, if any, labeled as “soap?”

It boils down to this; If it doesn’t use the actual imagesword SOAP, then it is a detergent.  Only soap that is made from natural products with all of it’s components intact is allowed to call itself “soap.”  Some manufacturers hide this from you by labeling their detergent bars as beauty or deodorant bars.  Here’s why… Continue reading