A type of mint, skullcap acts as a mild sedative, especially when blended in equal parts with hops and valerian root. Skullcap may also help alleviate tension, headaches, and PMS symptoms.
Steep one-and-a-half teaspoons of skullcap in one cup of just-boiled water for ten minutes.
Availability: Health food stores and online.
Precautions: No known precautions.