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Reply To: Materia Medica 2020-09-29T17:19:32-07:00

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Hi Cindy! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the program so far. An evening tea with skullcap is the best! What a special treat to be able to harvest it and infuse it fresh. That combination sounds amazing.

I’ve never heard about any uses for the aerial parts of Scutellaria baicalensis. I wasn’t able to find any credible research pointing to its uses as herbal medicine. However, you could use it as a green mulch in your garden.

In terms of overwintering the plant, you could transplant it into a pot and bring it indoors or into a greenhouse until the spring. It may also survive on its own in the garden. The tops will die back but it could return in the spring. I found this website about the herb. This is for Ontario but it does say that it is freeze-tolerant.

I hope this helps!