Day 176/365 – On Vervain

6/26/17 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 Expels […]

Day 175/365 – On Skullcap

6/25/17 An interesting herb in the mint family, aptly called Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), acts by ‘putting cap on your skull.’ In other words, it quiets the restless mind that has constant whirring thoughts, which is often the reason for insomnia. Abundant in North America, gathered while in flower, whole herb used Cooling Tonic, nervine, antispasmodic, […]