Skullcap was used by several American Indian tribes; they strongly recommended it for the relief of headache and related pain. Many physicians of the 19th Century used Skullcap with great success, to treat nervous diseases, convulsions, neuralgia, insomnia, restlessness and even tetanus. These uses have continued to present day, but little scientific research has been carried out to understand Skullcap's effects. Effects It gives a relaxed feeling, relieves menstrual cramps, stress, headaches and insomnia. Usage Let 30 grams soak for 15 min in ½ liter of boiling water, then strain it. Add some honey or anything you like, and then drink one or two cups. If you want you can also smoke it, with tobacco or pure.