Blue Vervain - VERBENA HASTATA
(Cut & Sifted) (Wild Crafted) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Blue Vervain is short-lived erect perennial herb, belonging to the Verbenaceae family. It has a square stem, pale-green leaves growing opposite one another, and spikes of small lilac flowers. The common name Vervain includes Verbena hastata (the American variety) which is used interchangeably with Verbena officinalis (the European variety).
Origin: United States
Other Names: American Vervain, False Vervain, Verbena Spuria, Vervain, Wild Hyssop.
Part Used: Dried flowering tops cut
Culinary Uses: Blue Vervain is used in making liqueurs. To make a tea, add 2 teaspoons dried Blue Vervain tops to 1 pint boiling water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes before straining.
Medicinal Uses: A warm tea made with Blue Vervain has been used for getting rid of congestion, fever and colds. Blue Vervain is used to aid with insomnia and nervous conditions. A cold tea made with Blue Vervain is a tonic and when applied externally, is used to soothe wounds and sores.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Blue Vervain should not be used during pregnancy. Blue Vervain can further increase blood pressure in persons afflicted with hypertension.
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