Vervain

Vervain

Common name Vervain

Latin name Verbena officinalis

Parts used Leaves, Flowers, roots


System affinities

Vervain is particularly sympathetic to the Nervous and reproductive system


Energetics/characteristics/flower essence/dosha

Vervain has Sedative, Analgesic, Relaxant, Emmenagogue qualities.

It is cool and drying.  It is also often indicated for the vatta dosha.


Taste/Quality

Vervain is bitter and astringent


Indications

Vervain is commonly indicated for Nervous Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Menstrual Disorders




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History/lore

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.

Habitat

Habitats include riverbottom prairies, moist meadows in floodplain woodlands, soggy thickets, borders of rivers and ponds, marshes, ditches, fence rows, and pastures.


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