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Blue Vervain Herb Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Blue Vervain Herb Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

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Blue vervain is a member of the verbena family with a history of use that dates to ancient Egypt. Historically, the herb has been used to ease congestion and cough. In fact, blue vervain was used to prevent medieval peasants from becoming victims of plague. To the Iroquois, a cold infusion of the leaf was a sure-fire way to make an obnoxious person go away. But to eastern European pagans, the same would draw true love near.

The dried herb is edible but bitter, and may be added to teas, salads and soups. It can also be infused in oil or tinctured and added to lotions, creams, soaps, ointments, facial toners and perfumes.

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approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundsiridoids; verbenin; verbenalin; bastatoside, essential oil, and mucilage
plant part usedleaves, flowering heads
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted
why buy cut & sifted blue vervain herb?Blue vervain herb has topical uses.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaHerby with green and brown flecks and a grass-like aroma.


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cosmeticUse to make infusions for skin and hair washes and to make infused oils for use in salves and ointments.
culinaryCombine with other herbs, spices and flowers in tea blends.
safetyMay increase the effects of diuretics.

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blue vervain herb

Very bitter. Blend with other herbs in teas to improve taste.


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blue vervain herb

Blue vervain was once a familiar plant to ancient herbalists but its popularity has declined over the centuries, although it remains an exceptional garden plant. Because the herb was an ingredient in love potions and worn as a charm to encourage the return of love lost, it is a traditional flower in bridal wreaths.

Historically various Native American tribes used blue vervain internally to increase urine output and externally to counter skin eruptions and to assist the healing of wounds. Military surgeons adopted the latter practice during the American Revolution.

The effects of blue vervain are due to a number of active constituents, most notably an iridoid glycoside called aucubin. Collectively, iridoid agents serve plants by providing a line of chemical defense from pathogens. Aucubin is one of two of the most common iridoids that occur in plants; the other is catalpol.

BackgroundVervain and its many varieties have been used historically by ancient Roman priests in sacrifices and as a general alter plant. Druids, magicians and sorcerers utilized it in their rites and incantations. It was worn around the neck as a charm for general good luck.

Description: Blue Vervain is native to Europe, China and Japan, Common Vervain is often found growing by roadsides and in pastures. It is a perennial plant bearing many small, pale-lilac flowers. Blue Vervain, a variety of Common Vervain, is indigenous to the United States and North America.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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