Vervain (Verbena officinalis)
Other Common Names:
Herb of Grace, Herbe Sacree, Herba veneris, Ma Bian Cao.
Vervain originally comes from Europe.
This sacred plant is strongly connected with the old earth religions. The druids regarded it as highly as mistletoe. It was dedicated to Isis, Goddess of birth, and was a famous ingredient in love potions.
What's in it?
Bitter iridoids (verbenin, verbenalin), volatile oils, alkaloids, mucilage, tannins, glycosides (such as aucubin). Rich in flavonoids.
How does it work?
Vervain is a plant that teaches us to trust our own inner knowing and intuition - despite what remedy form it is made into.
Dose: 5 drops as needed up to 5 times daily.
In tincture form Vervain also holds the image of the gall-bladder. In this way, it particularly helps with fat digestion.
Dose: 10-15 drops 1-3 times daily.
|Digestive problems (especially fat digestion).|
|Gall bladder problems.|