Vervain – 50g
Vervain leaves and flowers can be drunk as a tea or tisane, an infusion of the leaves can be used as a hair rinse to add shine, the leaves can also be used as a poultice for wounds.
Latin Name: Verbena officinalis
Plant Family: Verbenaceae
Other Names: Herb of Grace, Herbe Sacrée, Herba Veneris, Common Vervain, Herb of the Cross, Holy Herb, Herb Venus, Simpler’s Joy, Eisenkraut, Verveine, Ma Bian Cao, Llysiau’r Hudol, Mercury’s Moist Blood, Tears of Isis, Tears of Juno, Frog-Foot, Pigeon’s Grass & Juno’s Tears.
Description: Vervain is an herbaceous perennial herb native to Europe and north Africa which can also be found growing in China. It grows to a height of 90-100cm, the plant has woody stalks and light green stems which are square and are tinged red on the edges. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate, mid-green in colour and deeply lobed. The 5-petaled, hermaphrodite flowers are small, pale lilac to white in colour on slender, erect, compact spikes.
Brief History: The Egyptians dedicated vervain to Isis and the Romans dedicated it to the Goddess Juno and considered it to be sacred. Dioscorides in the 1st century A.D. also considered vervain to be a sacred herb and recommended it for treating agues, whilst the Physicians of Myddfai in the 13thcentury recommended its use as a treatment for scrofula. Culpeper concurred with Dioscorides saying ’it is excellent against venomous bites, and tertian and quartan agues’.
- Leaves and flowers can be drunk as a tea or tisane,
- An infusion of the leaves can be used as a hair rinse to add shine
- Leaves can also be used as a poultice for wounds
- Traditionally used for many conditions including;
- stimulation of lactation
- treatment of dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
- jaundice, gout, kidney stones,
- depression & anxiety
- Vervain is also considered as an;
- a bitter digestive tonic
- a diuretic
however, there are few clinical trials of vervain or its components .
Allergens: Nuts, gluten, celery, milk/dairy and mustard are handled on the site where this product is processed. Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, but we cannot guarantee our ingredients are totally free of traces in the product supplied.
- 100% Botanical, naturally sourced agricultural product
- Not heat treated
- Product must be infused in boiling water before consumption.
Recommendations: – consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.