Skullcap is harvested and tinctured fresh, which means, as the plants are harvested we chop and place them in the marc simultaneously. This ensures the delicate constituents of this herb are conserved to the maximum. The herb which is not processed in this manner is air dried in the dark to ensure it's quality as a dried herb.
The sedative qualities of skullcap tea are highly beneficial when dealing with stress. Skullcap provides a sense of calm that can ease mental and emotional stress. It also features antispasmodic effects that relax muscle tension and can soothe hyperactive nerves, further countering the damaging effects of stress.
It eases muscle spasms, muscle twitching and may help in ailments that involve involuntary limb movement, such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. Skullcap is also helpful in reducing tension and can be used to induce sleep. Skullcap is also believed to lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.
This herb exhibits an anti-inflammatory effect and may be useful for joint pain and arthritis.
Skullcap also has been shown to improve the blood flow to the brain and may make it a useful treatment for ADHD. Increasing oxygen(via blood flow) to the brain may help prevent strokes as well.
This herb is very useful for treating withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. It is also helpful for those trying to quit smoking, as it can help you relax.