Vervain is used by herbal practitioners as a nervine tonic.
Vervain can be used for:
especially after an illness
conditions, such as ‘flu
of the gall bladder
especially in children
Do not take
absorption of iron, therefore do not take at the same time as iron supplements,
allow a 2 hour gap.
essential oil, mucilage, tannins
What herbal practitioners say about Vervain
strengthens the nervous system and relaxes tension and stress and combines well
with oat seed. It can be used to ease
depression, especially if brought on after an illness such as influenza. Vervain is useful in the treatment of liver
disorders such as jaundice and inflammation of the gall bladder. It combines well with lemon balm, chamomile
and licorice in the treatment of infantile colic and gastric irritation. It is
a traditional remedy for infected gums and tooth decay, halitosis and
tonsillitis. In traditional Chinese
medicine Verbena is used to treat migraines associated with female sex hormone
Adult dose: 1 - 2mls three times a
Children’s dose: 0.5 – 0.8mls three times a day.
Based on a ratio of fresh herb to alcohol of 1:2
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