Scuttelaria lateriflora, also known as Mad Dog Skullcap, is a perennialin the mint family reaching up to two and a half feet in height. It has arrow-shaped, serrated leaves with blue to violet flowers, for which it is also called Blue Skullcap. There are are hundreds of species of skullcap with various medicinal properties. Mad Dog Skullcap is most widley known for its sedative properties, which have been used to alleviate anxiety, insomnia and nevousness. It has also been reportedly used to ease menstrual cramps. It is an ingredient in herbal teas and incense.