Skullcap is used as a sedative and nerve tonic. The tea is used for high anxiety. (1) Smoking the dried leaves and stems treats stress and insomnia. Studies have shown it exhibits “anxiolytic activity” in animals and humans – meaning it inhibits anxiety. (2)
Skullcap has significant antioxidants. It protect against neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, and depression. (3) A tea is a popular method to balance the hormones in your body. It stimulates the release of endorphins. A vape will balance your mood.
Skullcap positively impacts mood and reduces anxiety. It stimulates gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that helps calm nerves (4). Baicalin, a flavonoid antioxidant, has shown to have anticancer effects by combatting oxidative stress.(5)