Scutellaria lateriflora or Skullcap is a plant that is native to Europe and America. It is highly effective in treating neurological disorders such as depression, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It has been used for centered as a relaxant and could be especially beneficial in calming anxiety, convolutions and nervous tension. Skullcap can be used as a sleeping aid as it causes slowed breathing and has some sedative effects. Studies show that Skullcap is helpful with withdrawal symptoms of benzodiazepines.