Common name Vervain
Latin name Verbena officinalis
Parts used Leaves, Flowers, roots
Vervain is particularly sympathetic to the Nervous and reproductive system
Vervain has Sedative, Analgesic, Relaxant, Emmenagogue qualities.
It is cool and drying. It is also often indicated for the vatta dosha.
Vervain is bitter and astringent
Vervain is commonly indicated for Nervous Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Menstrual Disorders
It is said the Vervain was used to staunch the wounds of Christ on the cross at cavalry and this is where its healing powers come from.
Habitats include riverbottom prairies, moist meadows in floodplain woodlands, soggy thickets, borders of rivers and ponds, marshes, ditches, fence rows, and pastures.