What is Blue Vervain used for?
Blue vervain has been used by various cultures down the years as a diuretic to naturally stimulate urination. Natural diuretics of this nature can help rid the system of toxins, excess salts, fat and water. By frequently detoxing the system, you can ensure your liver and kidneys remain healthy. Blue vervain can also help treat urinary tract infections.
2) Stress and Anxiety
Anybody that suffers from an anxiety related condition is fully aware of just how debilitating it can be. Many of us are on the lookout for a natural remedy to use instead of the powerful prescription medications that often do more harm than good. Blue Vervin helps here!
3) For Women’s Health
If you are a woman who suffers monthly from very the symptoms of very heavy periods, blue vervain may be of some help. According to traditional use of the plant, it can help relieve pain and reduce the severity of cramping during your time of the month. Its ability to enhance mood can also be a blessing for women during their menstrual cycle.
4) Oral Health
You can use an infusion made with blue vervain as a mouthwash to take care of a variety of troubling oral issues. The tannin content in the plant helps protect your mouth from infections and it can be used to treat sore gums, gingivitis and even to treat a sore throat.
5) Pain Relief
Blue vervain can be used to help overcome pain from a variety of sources. It has traditionally been used to treat headaches and neuralgia. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that make it a candidate for treating sore joints and may even help with conditions like rheumatism and arthritis.
Blue vervain or Verbena officinalis is a perennial plant believed to originate from the Mediterranean region. Nowadays it grows wild in various other parts of the world including most of Europe, North Africa, Japan and China. American Blue Vervain or Verbena hastata is another type of the same plant and is a native of Canada and parts of northern USA.
Blue vervain can be taken in a variety of forms.
- The dried flowers are commonly taken in the form of a tea or infusion.
- It is also available in tincture form which is used for depression and as a digestive or liver tonic.
- You can use the plant to make a poultice that you can apply to soothe minor wounds, bites and cuts or apply to the temple to treat headaches.
- You can also use the infusion as a mouthwash to treat sore throats and oral problems like ulcers and sore gums.