Scientific Name: Verbena officinales

Other Names: American Vervain, Blue Vervain, Enchanter’s Herb, European Vervain, Herb of the Cross, Herba Veneris, Herbe Sacree, Holy Herb, Pigeon Grass, Purvain, Simpler’s Joy, Wild Hyssop

Parts Used: Aerial Parts

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Alterative, Analgesic, Anthelmintic, Anticatarrhal, Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Aphrodisiac, Diaphoretic, Emetic, Galactagogue, Hepatic, Hypnotic (Moderate), Hypotensive, Nervine Relaxant, Sedative, Tonic

Uses: Bronchitis, Cavities, Common Cold, Cramps, Depression, Eye Diseases, Fever, Fluid Retention, Gallbladder Inflammation, Gum Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hysteria, Inflammation of Lung Cavity, Influenza, Insomnia, Itchy Skin, Jaundice, Kidney Stones, Melancholy, Muscle Spasms, Nerve Pain, Pain Relief, Painful Urination, Parasite Infestations, Red Blood Cell Deficiency, Rheumatism, Seizure, to Stimulate Breast Milk Production, Swelling, Tumors, Ulcers, Uterine Disorders, Whooping Cough

Contraindications: Do not use if you have asthma, seizure disorder, or are taking blood thinners.