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American Scullcap; Blue Pimpernel; Common Scullcap; Helmet Flower; Hoodwort; Mad-Dog Weed; Quaker Bonnet; Scutellaria la... 

An allergy is a immune malfunction whereby a person's body is hypersensitised to react immunologically to typically nonimmunogenic substances. When a person is hypersensitised these substances are known as allergens. The word allergy derives from the Greek words allos meaning "other" and ergon meaning "reaction" or "reactivity". Reactions can vary from the benign runny nose, to life-threatening anaphylactic shock and death.

Scutellaria lateriflora L. (family Lamiaceae) DESCRIPTION: An erect perennial reaching a height of about two feet with two-lipped, brightly colored flowers. RANGE: Grows in wet places in Canada and the northern and eastern United States. APPLICATION: Scullcap has long been reputed to have tonic, tranquilizing, and antispasmodic effects. As recently as 1990 it was praised for its supposed beneficial effects on the nervous system. ...


Allergy as related to Scullcap