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.