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Vervain Herb Dried ( Verbena officinalis ) - 75g - Herbal Collection

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Dried Vervain Herb (Verbena officinalis) - 75g - Herbal Collection




What is Vervain?


Vervain (Verbena officinalis) is a perennial flowering herb that belongs to the Verbenaceae family. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine practices.


Traditional Uses of Vervain Herb Dried Tisane


  • Calming and Stress Relief: Vervain is believed to have a soothing effect on the nervous system, making it a popular choice for anxiety, stress reduction, and promoting relaxation.

    Vervain tea for calming and stress relief

  • Sleep Aid: Its calming properties also make it useful as a natural sleep aid.
  • Digestive Support: Vervain may help ease digestion-related issues such as bloating and gas.
  • Women's Health: Some traditional uses include support during menstruation and to potentially increase milk production during breastfeeding.
  • Other Potential Benefits: Vervain has also been traditionally used to support immune function and reduce fevers.


How to Prepare Vervain Herb Dried Tisane


  1. Dosage: Use approximately 1-2 teaspoons of dried vervain herb per cup of hot water.
  2. Steeping: Steep the dried herb in hot water (not boiling) for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Straining: Strain the tea to remove any herb particles.
  4. Sweetener (Optional): If desired, you can add honey or your preferred sweetener to taste.


Important Considerations


  • Consult Your Doctor: It's always best to talk to your doctor before using vervain, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any existing medical conditions.
  • Potential Interactions: Vervain may interact with certain medications, so it's important to be aware of possible interactions.


Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Verveine_odorante


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plant name


Verbena officinalis, Sacred herb , Herb of Venus , Heal-all

  • English: common vervain
  • Anglais : vervain
  • Spanish: verbena, curasana
  • Italien: sacred herb, common verbena


International Latin denomination


Verbena officinalis L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Herbaceous plant of wastelands, 30 to 80 cm
  • Very slender branched quadrangular stem, with two longitudinal furrows
  • Leaves rough, pinnatisect, with unequal lobes
  • Long slender terminal spikes of flowers with 5 rounded lilac lobes
  • Cosmopolitan, Europe, Asia, Africa, America


History and tradition


  • It seems that it was considered sacred in Europe. Its name is of Celtic origin. Traditional medicine used it in many conditions: asthma, whooping cough, cramps, fatigue, nervous disorders, kidney and digestive disorders, as an emmenagogue [1] . She is known to Hippocrates, Hildegard of Bingen, Paracelsus, etc.
  • Alongside its therapeutic properties, it was also attributed magical properties (magicians' enchantments, crowns for the heralds of arms among the Greeks, cleaning of altars before sacrifices, gathering by druids with special ceremonies, etc.)
  • It was mainly used in the 19th century as a febrifuge, analgesic, diuretic, diaphoretic and expectorant. Leclerc reports it in trigeminal neuralgia
  • The Council of Europe considers verbena as a class 2 source of food flavouring. For the Food and Drugs Administration, verbena is a "herb of undefined safety".


Parts used


  • flowering plant


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages


  • Dry drug 2-4 g in infusion, 3 times a day
  • Fluid extract (1:1, 25% alcohol) 2-4 ml, three times a day
  • Tincture (1:1 in 40% alcohol) 5-10 ml three times a day




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil





Plant properties


  • Pharmacological properties:
    • Secretolytic and expectorant effect. These long-known effects have been demonstrated again by Chabanguza and Gui respectively on the extract and are related to verbenaline
    • Anti-inflammatory [6] , [7] , anti-gastritic effect of VoEF and VoCO2 extracts per os and local anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects have been demonstrated. They are related to flavonoids and iridoids (more specifically)
    • Antioxidant effect [8]
  • Immunological and anti-infective effect
    • The aqueous extract inhibits neutrophil phagocytosis with an increase in interleukin-6 synthesis in macrophages. The ethanol extract inhibits the growth of Salmonella , Shigella and Bacillus subtilis . (Debrauwer). Verbena extract is said to have an antiviral effect on herpes virus and monkey cytomegalic virus
  • Endocrine effects
    • It seems that verbena has no effect on thyroid hormone patterns. It would slightly inhibit the progesterone and estrogen receptors [9] . It acts as a uterostimulant. It would have a synergistic activity with protaglandins E2. Suspected galactogenic effect [10] , [11]
  • Healing effect (supercritical CO2 extract), anti-inflammatory and local analgesic [12]
  • Antifungal and antiradical effect of methanolic leaf extract [13]
  • Nervous system effects
    • Anticonvulsant [14] , sedative, anxiolytic [15] , [16]
    • Antidepressant [17] , [18]
    • Sleep inducer ( verbenaline , hastatoside ) [19]
    • Verbenaloside would be a weak parasympathomimetic (with lowering of BP, regulates transit). Verbenin , in vitro, in low doses stimulates and in high doses inhibits the sympathetic nerve innervating the heart, vessels, intestines and salivary gland
    • Neuroprotecteur [20]
    • Cytoprotective effect of the cells of the central nervous system by the oral route of the aqueous extract of Verbena sativa . It opposes beta-amyloid peptide and dithiothreitol toxicity in cortical nerve cells
  • Gastric cytoprotection (Speroni)


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil


  • Apoptosis inducer in some human leukemic cells ( citrals ) [21]




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Digestive disorders, gastritis and ulcers, hiatal hernia
  • Nervous breakdowns
    • Prefer it during postpartum depression because of its activity of releasing LH and FSH hormones by the pituitary gland and its estrogenic and progestin activity
  • Nocturnal hot flashes [22]
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines cataméniales
  • Acne [23]
  • Autoimmune diseases?
    • None of these indications have been really validated
    • According to Commission E, the use of verbena officinalis is not recommended, due to the lack of evidence of its effectiveness. No monograph is available in France
  • The aerial parts of verbena will remain in traditional use:
    • In congestion coughs with risk of infection, and in febrile states
    • Comme substance digestive


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


  • Verbenaloside provides by hydrolysis of verbenalol
  • Verbena infusions cause the release of LH and FSH by the pituitary


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use


  • The toxicity is not sufficiently known. The drug could stimulate the uterus and be abortifacient
  • Verbena should not be recommended during pregnancy
  • Teratogenic and embryotoxic in rats [24]
  • Side effects :
    • Verbena tea can reduce iron absorption [25]
    • It should be avoided in case of lack of iron
    • Interactions with other medications are not known
  • NOTE: Common verbena ( Verbena officinalis ) should not be confused with lemon verbena ( Lippia citriodora ) .


Bibliographic references


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Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


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