Bulk Herbs: European Vervain (Organic)
Size: 1 oz package
Also Known as: European Vervain, Verbena, Pigeon's grass, Holy Herb, Enchanter's Herb.
Farming Type: Organic
Verbena officinalis, the common vervain or common verbena, is a perennial herb native to Europe. It grows up to a metre/yard high, with an upright habitus. The lobed leaves are toothed, the delicate spikes hold mauve flowers.
European vervain is a cousin to the Blue Vervain (American vervain). Vervain is thought to affect the parasympathetic nervous system and therefore serves a restorative and recuperative function. It is commonly used as a natural remedy for nervous tension, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, lethargy, and even depression.
Vervain is often used as an herbal remedy for women’s health issues. This herb has been prescribed post-pregnancy to enhance lactation as well as to stimulate contraction of the uterus and it is often used during labour. The analgesic effects of it may counter headaches and abdominal pain associated with menstruation and as it is considered a natural anti-spasmodic, it is used to reduce menstrual cramping.
Used as a poultice or ointment, the herb may be used as a natural remedy for bruises, skin infections, insect bites, eczema, and other skin disorders. It has also been used to alleviate sprains.
Vervain is considered a liver tonic, thought to stimulate appetite and aid digestion. Additionally it has been used to treat diarrhea.
NOTE: DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY! This herb is an abortifacient!
In Magick, Vervain is ruled by Earth and Venus. An excellent herb to use in all types of spells to deepen relationships. A wonderful herb to use in purification of all types, and also in protection blends.
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