Skullcap Tea

Stormy Stewart Recipe

By Stormy Stewart karlyn255

Prep Time:

Makes a very tasty tea! But be warned the tea makes you sleepy and the more you drink the more you will want to take a nap!

To make tea simply put the flowers and a few leaves in a "press and seal teabag" after drying the herb completely. You can buy it already dried online


1 Tbsp
skullcap (herb)
2 c
boiling water

Directions Step-By-Step

put both in a teapot and steep 10 minutes.
sweeten with honey or sugar if prefered
Therapeutic and Tradtitional Uses, Benefits and Claims of Skullcap

Skullcap was used by some Native American tribes as an emmenagogue to bring young girls into womanhood.
It was also traditionally used to bring on visions (in large doses) during spiritual ceremonies.
It was once used as a treatment for rabies and schizophrenia (hence the names maddog skullcap, maddog weed, and mad weed.)

The Herb Skullcap
(Scutellaria lateriflora)
Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora
- 2nd Edition (1913) This plant is also a nervine with sedative qualities and is helpful in the treatment of many nervous conditions such as epilepsy, hysteria, anxiety, and delirium tremens. It has also been found useful in treating symptoms of withdrawal from barbiturates and tranquilizers.
Medicinal infusions of this herb have been used to promote menstruation.
An infusion of skullcap may also be helpful in treating throat infections and, due to its anti-spasmodic and sedative effects, it is also great for treating headaches from stress, neuralgia, and from incessant coughing.
This herb can also be used to induce sleep naturally without the negative effects of many prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids.
Skullcap is gaining some recognition as an alternative treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD).
This plant is sometimes used to treat the symptoms associated with anorexia nervosa, fibromyalgia and even mild Tourette’s syndrome.
Skullcap is also used as a herbal treatment for asthma and as a hiccup and hangover remedy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #tea

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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
May 30, 2011
your welcome
Peggy Boss Davidsmom
May 29, 2011
wow! ty this info is awesome..
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
May 28, 2011
I just found this out while on Annies Remedys. You can use for dogs and cats

skullcap is especially effective for general excitability, restlessness,nervous twitching and nervous tension in dogs and cats. Unlike valerian and other sedatives, skullcap by itself does not cause drowsiness, or dull the reflexes or interfere with motor coordination. This makes it especially suitable for high strung cats who need to retain their survival reflexes outside the house.

Stormy Stewart karlyn255
May 28, 2011
I get it at
Peggy Boss Davidsmom
May 27, 2011
k i marked this as a members choice...and do you know where it can be bought? i would love to try it soon as the past few days have been wretchedly filled with stress and bad feelings...