Vervain (Verbena officinalis) - Organic - North American Dream Herb

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Size | 50g

Common Names: Vervain, North American Dream-herb
Scientific Name: (Verbena officinalis)
Family: Verbenaceae

Description: Vervain is a perennial medicinal herb in the Verbenaceae family. While native to Europe, it is widely naturalized outside its natural habitat in places such as North America. It is an upright herb with toothed leaves and spiky clusters of flowers.

Historical Ethnobotanical Use: Vervain has long been associated with divine and supernatural forces. Often referred to as the North American version of Mexican Dreamherb (Calea zacatechichi), it was cultivated by the Pawnee who have adopted it as an entheogen enhancer and in oneiromancy. Vervain is considered a powerful "ally" of poets and writers, as its relaxing effects may relieve writer's block.

Medicinal Use: Vervain is traditionally used medicinally for the treatment of anxiety, depression and insomnia as well as infections and fever.

Usage: Traditionally Vervain is used as a herbal tea or liquor. It can also be used in a herbal  vaporizer or placed inside a dream pillow.

Active Constituents: Vervain contains a wide range of active chemicals including the sleep inducing compounds Apigenin, hastatoside and verbenalin. It also contains various active iridoids, phenylpropanoids, flavonoids, luteolin and terpenoids.

Warning: Not for use when pregnant or breastfeeding, may cause miscarriage.

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