Menstrual pain? Restlessness? Insomnia due to stress? Nervousness? Reach for a bottle of skullcap – used for centuries to calm and sedate and bring relief from menstrual cramps. It could save the day.
- Relieves nervousness
- Helps to calm
- Sleep aid (especially for insomnia due to restlessness or stress)
- Relieves pain associated with menstruation
Orange Naturals Tincture Advantages
All Orange Naturals tinctures are made from organic or wild-crafted herbs. During tincture-making, our master herbalists ensure that the magic of every herb is unleashed. The result is a medicinal version of liquid gold. Each tincture is bursting with the healing power of nature. Rapid absorption of a tincture taken orally allows the body to quickly begin working to restore health on every level. The body can absorb up to 98% of the medicinal components of the Orange Naturals herbal tincture since absorption takes place immediately in the mouth. In contrast, herbs taken in capsule or tablet form much first be broken down by the digestive system and thus absorption can be significantly lower.
Each ml contains 250 mg of organically grown skullcap herb tops (Scutellaria lateriflora). It is a 1:4 herb top extract in a non-medicinal base of 40% gluten-free grain alcohol and purified water.
Skullcap is used traditionally in Herbal Medicine to help relieve nervousness and promote sleep.
For best results, take skullcap extract on an empty stomach, which means about 15 minutes before a meal or snack, or at least 1 hour after.
Adults 18 and over: take 2 ml, 3 times per day.
For best absorption, squirt the tincture under your tongue and hold it there for a few seconds, then swallow. If you want to remove the alcohol, add the dosage to a half cup of freshly boiled water. The alcohol will evaporate off. Let it cool, and add honey or a splash of juice to make a yummy, calming and sleep-promoting drink!
Caution: Please do not use skullcap if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Definitely talk to your healthcare practitioner if your symptoms persist or worsen, or sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks. It is not a good idea to consume skullcap with alcohol or other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties. Skullcap may certainly cause drowsiness, so please exercise caution if you are operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle, or involved in activities requiring mental alertness.