Vervain

Product Overview

Early Christian folklore has it that vervain was used to staunch Jesus’ wounds once he was removed from his crucifix hence its other popular name of herb-of-the-cross. These days vervain is prescribed by modern herbalists as a herbal aspirin, a gentle pain reliever.

Latin name: Verbena officinalis
Amount: 50-100g
Type: Organic, Dried Leaves

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What is it used for?

  • Some studies show vervain has similar effects to aspirin such as reducing inflamation and mild pain relief
  • Traditionally used for headaches, fever and as a tranquilizer

How to prepare

To enjoy as an infusion for relief from a headache or mild arthritic or other pain add two teaspoons of dried herb to a cup of boiling water, steep for ten minutes and drink up to to three times per day, Add sugar or honey to sweeten the bitter taste HOW TO MAKE AN INFUSION

To have as a tincture take half to one teaspoon up to three times per day

Cautions

  • Vervain may depress the heart rate so avoid if you have any history of heart disease or heart condition of any sort
  • Vervain may restrict the bronchial passages so avoid if you suffer from asthmatic condition
  • Do not give to any child under two years old
  • Do not use while pregnant or nursing
  • For over 65s, use low levels, infrequently

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Latin Name

Verbena officinalis

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