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Meet Skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora, ID and Medicinal Properties

Skullcap is a relaxing nervine without sedation. The Eclectics used Skullcap as a nerve tonic for conditions brought on by nervousness and stress, i.e., asthma, rashes, eczema, and headaches. Skullcap is trophorestorative (nourishing tonic) for the nervous system in low doses long-term to improve and restore nervous system function.

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Making Syrup from Piñon Pine – DIY

Herbalist Christina Sanchez reveals 2 of her (formerly) secret recipes for making Piñon pine syrup from the cones and the needles. As a special extra bonus, she added her recipe for Piñon Pine Needle Honey too!