Day 176/365 – On Vervain


Last but definitely not least in my go-to stress busting herbs, are two species of the same genus: Vervain (Verbena officinalis) or Blue vervain (Verbena hastata). Vervain is native to Europe, while Blue vervain American – it’s a bit stronger, more bitter, and has more of a downward cooling energy.

*Contraindicated in pregnancy

  1. Expels worms, treats spleen and liver diseases → regulates hormones

    1. Snake bites

  2. Dysentery

  3. Cold, fever – perspiration

    1. Improves circulation, tonic for weakened states, aphrodisiac

    2. Diaphoretic, expectorant, emetic, nervine, tonic

    3. Antispasmodic, especially head and neck tension → even treats movement disorders such as epilepsy

  4. Panic attacks – tonic to prevent them

    1. GAD, elder anxiety, PMS/menopausal anxiety + PMS cravings

    2. Dizziness, restlessness, muscle tension, insomnia, headache, sweating, fatigue

    3. Respiratory tension – asthma

    4. Insomnia due to being over-stimulated, excited or wound-up

  5. ‘People out of their center’ – grief, depression, agitation

    1. For overworked, type-A, rest-deprived people

    2. Impatient with self or others

    3. Over-thinking or worrying


The Site may contain links to affiliate websites, and we receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made by you on the affiliate website using such links. We are highly selective with what products we recommend. Our affiliates include ShareASale and Banyan Botanicals.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *