Vervain Herb (Verbena officinalis)

£9.00
By Napiers

Size
Description

A herbal food supplement

BOTANICAL NAME

Verbena officinalis

COMMON NAMES

Vervain, Verbena, prostrate verbena, herb of the cross

FAMILY

Verbenaceae

DESCRIPTION

This established herbal remedy grows throughout Europe - especially the south.

PART SUPPLIED

The loose dried chopped herb.

AVAILABLE AS

100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

SUITABLE FOR

Vegetarians and vegans.

DIRECTIONS

Use 1-3 teaspoons of dried herb to one cup of boiling water to make a tasty tea. Infuse for 5-10 minutes. Sweeten with honey or lemon to taste. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

Alternatively add half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of tincture to a cup of warm water for a quick alternative to tea.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.

CAUTIONS

This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Verbenaceae). Maximum of 4 g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules. Contact reactions are fairly common. Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

MEDICINAL USE

Liver and nervous system tonic. Used in stress, anxiety, tension headaches, depression, PMT, post-viral fatigue.

Key actions: Sedative, nervine tonic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), galactagogue (promotes milk flow), hepatic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic (induces perspiration). 

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat anxiety and relieve depression after a serious illness. 

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.

COSMETIC USE

As a mouthwash, vervain can be used to treat gum disease.

STORAGE

Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.

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Napiers the Herbalists was founded by Duncan Napier, a Victorian botanist and the most famous herbalist in Scotland.