Skullcap is mainly used as a sedative that calms the nerves. It is mild in nature but is a great aid in relaxation and reducing stress.
When used by its own, recreational effects are mild, which is why the herb is often used together with other herbs. On of the most common combinations is with valerian - to make a sedating and calming natural sleep aid. Other common mixes include the use of herbs like cannabis, salvia, catmint, passionflower, kava, damiana and blue lily.