Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is beloved as a relaxing nervine herb. It is known for supporting anxiety, especially in people who carry stress in their neck and shoulders. Skullcap also acts as a nervous system “tonic,” an herb that restores and nourishes the nervous system, when it is taken over time. It is also a mild sedative that can support insomnia, especially when the inability to sleep involves spiraling thoughts. As an antispasmodic herb, Skullcap relaxes muscular tension, making it helpful for pain that is a result of spasm or tension. Skullcap has a bitter taste, and is cooling.