(Scutellaria Lateriflora) Skullcap is a nervine plant which means that it’s specifically beneficial for aiding the nervous system. Studies have shown that skullcap has properties that may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression because of its high antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are a class of stable molecules that are capable of inhibiting the harmful effects of free radicals. Your body naturally circulates a variety of nutrients for their antioxidant properties and manufactures antioxidant enzymes in order to control oxidative stress. This is what makes skullcap a powerful herb to relieve stress and anxiety. Skullcap has the potential to treat epilepsy, hysteria, panic attacks, stroke recovery, and delirium tremens. It also helps induce sleep naturally in people with insomnia. Skullcap has antispasmodic properties meaning that it can relax the body from muscle spasms, inflammation, and alleviate aches and pains.