Skullcap is used in herbal medicine as a mild sedative and sleep promoter. In a double blind, placebo-controlled study
, blue skullcap had anxiety-reducing effects in 19 volunteers. Along with reducing anxiety, it also significantly enhanced global mood without a reduction in energy or cognition.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1.5 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 44323 minutes.