Vervain | Verbena officinalis

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Vervain

£3.50 50g       

Vervain (Verbena officinalis)

Vervain herb (Verbena officinalis)

Vervain herb (Verbena officinalis)

Avoid in pregnancy


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Verbena officinalis

Common name: Vervain (not to be confused with lemon verbena or French Verbena)

Family: Verbenaceae

Part used: Flowering aerial parts

Habitat: Hardy perennial with erect woody stems with small five lobed violet flowers. Vervain grows in grassland, woodland and verges, widespread in Europe.

Constituents: Iridoid glycosides, flavonoids, triterpenes, phenylpropaniud glycosides

Actions: Bitter digestive tonic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic (mild), urinary tract tonic, sedative, relaxing nervine

Traditional and current uses:

• Low mood, anxiety

• Pain, restlessness and irritability

• Gall stone pain

• Particularly useful in low mood following flu or long illness

•  Pain associated with depression


Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.


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