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Hudson Valley Seed Library - Mad Dog Skullcap

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MAD DOG SKULLCAP
UPC:
761290005334
lastUpdated:
12/01/2023 14:04:05
A perennial mint relative with attractive, white-throated, rather showy purple flowers. In the wild, skullcap is found growing near marshes, meadows, and partially shaded wetlands; similarly, it will do well in moist garden conditions.

Historically used for treating insomnia, anxiety, and other ailments of the nervous system, the leaves make a tasty, soothing tea. It was also traditionally used for treating rabies (hence "Mad Dog"), but we hope you don't have rabies.

The edible flowers are named for their resemblance to European Medieval helmets. Harvest the leaves and flowering parts 3" above the ground for use in teas or tinctures. Can be used fresh or dried.