Vervain has been used in ancient Egypt, and in ancient Greece. In the early Christian era, folk legend called it the “holy herb”. The parts used are the leaves, stems and flowering heads.
Vervain is considered to be a good tonic for the nervous system, mild sedative and antispasmodic.
Vervain is best known for its ability to help naturally boost mood and reduce feelings of anxiety. In a tea form Vervain can help relax the nervous system, stimulate feelings of relaxation and even help to encourage a good night of sleep. Try a cup of Vervain tea half an hour before bed.
Vervain tea has even been said to help women who are suffering from the side effects of premenstrual syndrome. Drinking Vervain tea regularly can help improve the digestive system and common problems such as flatulence, bloating and colic. Not to be used during pregnancy. Consult you Herbalist or Naturopath before taking this herb in extract form.