Effect You can use tea from the Skullcap before going to sleep, to relax or to meditate. It gives a pleasantly relaxing feeling. The Skullcap is also good to use for exam anxiety because the concentration and thinking ability is not affected. The Skullcap can also be used for tensions and inner turmoil. The herb of the Skullcap is a natural calming agent and has a relaxing effect. The herb can also help with discomfort prior to or during menstruation. Use For a cup of tea, use a teaspoon of Skullcap herb and soak for 15 minutes in a cup of boiled hot water. Then you can add sugar if necessary. For the desired effect, drink 1 or 2 glasses of tea. Warnings Do not combine the Skullcap herbs with medicines or tranquillizers. The reason for this is that the Skullcap itself is strong enough and because it is not yet known exactly what the chemical composition is.