Using skullcap to treat symptoms of PMS, insomnia & mood disorders
Dr. Kimberly Larson-Ohlsen explains to Giddy how skullcap (or bitchweed, if you prefer the slang term) can be used for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and postpartum depression. Dr. Larson-Ohlsen says the herb is, “generally taken long-term as it doesn’t have immediate acting effects.”
With more than 90% of women in the United States experiencing PMS symptoms, it is understandable why many are adding this herb to their care regimen. Skullcap not only interacts with GABA receptors in the brain to produce a calming effect, but also has antiviral and anti-atherosclerotic properties, among other benefits.