Vervain (Verbena Officinalis)

  • Traditional Uses: Vervain has been used to treat headaches, insomnia, depression, anxiety, kidney stones, gout, jaundice, and more. It's also believed to improve lactation and serve as a natural treatment for painful menstruation​.

  • Active Components: The aerial parts of vervain contain glycosides, alkaloids, tannins, and volatile oils, which confer antispasmodic, antipyretic (fever-reducing), and diuretic properties.

  • Anti-Inflammatory: Research has shown vervain to exhibit significant anti-inflammatory activity, which can be beneficial for various chronic health concerns. It has also been noted to decrease gastrointestinal damage​.

  • Neurological Benefits: A study indicated that vervain possesses anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and sedative activities, suggesting its potential use for neurological ailments like epilepsy, anxiety, and insomnia.

  • Dental Health: Vervain has been historically used as a mouthwash to improve gum health. A clinical trial demonstrated its efficacy in reducing gingivitis symptoms without negative side effects.

How to Consume:

Enjoy the subtle, refreshing lemony notes of Verbena officinalis by steeping a teaspoon of our dried herb in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Drift into tranquility as you sip this aromatic infusion, or cool it down for a revitalizing iced tea.

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