Vervain Verbena officinalis overview
Vervain at Middle Path
aka Herba Veneris, Holy Herb
Other Names: Vervain is also known as Vervan, Van Van, Ferfaen, Verbein, Verbena, Verbinaca, Dragon's Claw, Enchanter's Plant, Tears of Isis, Juno's Tears, Herba Veneris (herb of Venus), Persephonion, Demetria, Mercury's Moist Blood, Peristerium, Sagmina, Pigeon Grass, Pigeonwood, Frog-foot, Simpler's Joy, Altar Plant, Herba Sacra or Herbe Sacrée, Holy Plant, Herb of Cross, Holy Herb, and Herb of Grace.
In ancient and present times Vervain has been known as a cure all and it is considered as an effective sedative, tranquilizor and antispasmodic as well as being an excellent tonic and stimulant that calms the nerves and helps anxiety.
When travelling throughout Australia we have seen Vervain growing in abundance in paddocks and on the side of the road. It grows profuselly at our Middle Path property and all along the Eastern Coast. It is also known to grow wild all over Europe, North Africa, China and Japan.
Vervain has antidepressant properties and is used for anxiety and a fatigued nervous system especially after a period of emotional stress. It is used during labour as it makes child birth easier because it invigorates the contraction of the uterine muscles.
Taken with Yarrow and vitamin C it breaks up colds in a few hours.
This amazing herb has so many health benefits and is used for many conditions as you can see on the uses tab.