Native to North America. V. hastata, also known as ‘Blue Vervain' is a traditional folk medicine or remedy for headaches and improving quality of sleep. The German Commission E cites its uses, among other things, for irregular menstruation - endometriosis issues, nervous disorders and exhaustions that have created a state of inability to rest. Blue Vervain is known as a Nervine (nerve relaxant). It is generally agreed upon in the herbal community that Blue Vervain is the herb for uptight, fanatical, type A personalities. "Many herbs have specific organ affinities, whereas blue vervain seems to have more of specific mental state. Thomas Easley says blue vervain is for “tight-necked, over-achieving, list-makers, who can’t ask for help.” Blue Vervain has been helpful for spasmodic nervous disorders including tics, palsy and tourette’s syndrome.
Blue Vervain is a very bitter herb and if being used for a tea format will require to be made weakly with the addition of honey or maple syrup to sweeten to taste.
We do offer oure Blue Vervain Compound as an Extract sleep aid ...
Blue Vervain DRIED - 45 gram bag
Hypnotic - Sedative effects of total aqueous extracts of Vervain hastata (Verbenaceae) - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12047609/
"Research published in the Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences journal indicated that blue vervain has hypnotic effects. It helps in reducing sleep latency, which means that it can minimize the time a person takes to fall asleep and improve the duration of sleep."
Khan AW, Khan AU, Ahmed T. Anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and sedative activities of verbena officinalis. Front Pharmacol. 2016;7:499. Published 2016 Dec 21. doi:10.3389/fphar.2016.00499 - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311788453_Anticonvulsant_Anxiolytic_and_Sedative_Activities_of_Verbena_officinalis
Blue Vervain - Wildcrafted Locally
Blue Vervain Uses
Blue Vervain can be consumed in the form of a warm infusion of leaves & flowers. You can also tincture it by various methods for therapeutic effects.
Genus & Species: Verbena hastata
Common Names: Blue Vervain, Blue Verbena
Properties: Nervine (nerve relaxant), bitter, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, hypotensive, mild sedative, antispasmodic, febrifuge, relaxant, emetic (in high doses)
Sourced: Wildharvested Peterborough Ontario Canada
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