(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND THE INFORMATION BELOW SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE. SEE YOUR DR BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW REGIMEN)
Herb Name: Blue Vervain
Key Therapeutic Properties: nervine, tonic, mild bitter, mild anti-depressant
Research: Research indicates vervain has estrogenic and progestogenic activity, meaning it has properties that stimulate the womb and produce breast milk. If you are pregnant or nursing, seek medical guidance before using this herb.
Research has also indicated vervain has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and liver protecting properties
Parts Used: Aerial parts have a soothing effect on the nervous system and digestion. Vervain has been used for medicinal purposes in Europe and China for thousands of years.
Traditional and Current Usage:
Digestive Tonic: Vervain improves digestive systems and absorption of food.
Nervous Tonic: Vervain is thought to be a mild antidepressant as it is used to treat anxiety and nervous tension.
Headache & Migraines: Vervain alleviates headaches. Chinese herbalists use it for migraines connected to menstrual cycles.
Other Medicinal Uses: jaundice, gallstones, asthma, insomnia, PMS, flus, and fevers.
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