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Vervain - Verbena officinalis

The Romans used Vervain to purify their homes, and to spread on Jupiter’s altars, and throughout the 17th century was still being used in fortune telling rites. Considered “a strong spiritual herb capable of healing holes in the human aura...” the plant is also revered by Druids.

Vervain is generally used as a relaxing remedy for nervous problems, and as a tonic in convalescence and debility, as well as being a useful liver tonic. Helpful in nerve pains and migraines it can be taken topically as a compress, or internally and makes a good alternative to tea and coffee, nourishing and fortifying the nervous system and relaxing stress and tension.

! Avoid in pregnancy - but can be taken in labour to stimulate contractions !


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