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Calming Skullcap Tea Recipe

Used often in traditional medicine, the skullcap tea is good for those suffering from insomnia or anxiety. It can also help with inflammations, allergies, and spasms.
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp American skullcap or
  • 5 oz Chinese skullcap dried
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1/2 tsp honey


  • Bring a small saucepan of water to boil on the stove.
  • Add the American skullcap or the dried Chinese skullcap to the water.
  • Allow the herbs to steep for 4-5 minutes.
  • Strain out the leaves and serve hot.
  • Add lemon or honey for flavor, if desired.
    Tea is poured from a teapot into a cup