Blue skullcap (S. lateriflora) demonstates anti-anxiety activity in human subjects. - GreenMedInfo Summary
An investigation into the efficacy of Scutellaria lateriflora in healthy volunteers.
Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Mar-Apr;9(2):74-8. PMID: 12652886
Phytos Inc., San Anselmo, Calif., USA.
Scutellaria lateriflora is an herbal medicine with long-standing traditional use as a relaxing nervine. There has been controversy in the literature with regards to its efficacy, and this study was designed to clarify its effectiveness in reducing anxiety, one of the phytotherapeutic indications. A double blind, placebo-controlled study of healthy subjects demonstrated noteworthy anxiolytic effects. The use of phytomedicines for the treatment of anxiety is reviewed, as is the published literature on S. lateriflora and its putative toxicity.