Good Sleep Aid, Not Very Recreational
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Citation: Stratosphere. "Good Sleep Aid, Not Very Recreational: An Experience with Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) (exp43593)". Erowid.org. Sep 8, 2010. erowid.org/exp/43593
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'.
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