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Good Sleep Aid, Not Very Recreational Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) by Stratosphere

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017494

Type of Spiritual Experience

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NOT the root, this is the leaf with totally different properties

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Good Sleep Aid, Not Very Recreational

Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)

by Stratosphere

Citation:   Stratosphere. "Good Sleep Aid, Not Very Recreational: An Experience with Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) (ID 43593)". Erowid.org. Sep 8, 2010. erowid.org/exp/43593

 

   
DOSE: 4 Tbsp oral Skullcap (tea)

 

BODY WEIGHT: 150 lb



I read about how flavones in plants like skullcap act like benzodiazepines and thought I'd give it a try. I prepared skullcap tea by adding about 400ml hot but not boiling water to 4tbs of shredded Scutellaria lateriflora letting steep about 10min then straining.

After about a half hour I noticed definite CNS depression, a sort of quieting of the brain, no euphoria or anything I'd really call recreational, just sort of a blank mind feeling, made it easier to sleep but didn't exactly knock me out either. All in all I would recommend it as a sleep aid but that's about it. Woke up the next morning without any real 'hangover'.
 

Exp Year: 2005 ExpID: 43593
Gender: Male  
Age at time of experience: Not Given  
Published: Sep 8, 2010 Views: 9,214

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