Blue Vervain Medicinal Uses – One Of The Most Important Herbs


There are many blue vervain medicinal uses and you will learn them all here. This is one of the most important and wonderful herbs on earth and has tremendous healing powers.

In this article I’ll give you a little background information, explain the different uses of the herb and 4 different ways to take it to get its healing powers.

All herbs have nicknames and other common names so we’ll start there to avoid confusing.

Common Names

Blue vervain can just be refereed to as just vervain. Other common names are:

  • vervain plant 1American vervain
  • Wild hyssop
  • False valerian
  • Simpler’s joy
  • Traveler’s joy
  • Indian hyssop
  • Purvain

Part Used

Entire plant

Medicinal Properties

All herbs have special, general medicinal properties that make them special (we’ll get into specific uses in just a second) Here are vervains’:

  • Tonic: Used to strengthen the whole body and promote health and well being
  • Sudorific: Induces sweat when taken in certain forms
  • Expectorant: Clears mucous from airways, lungs, bronchi, and trachea
  • Vulnerary: Heals wounds
  • Emetic: Causes vomiting when taken in certain ways
  • Nervine: Used to calm the nerves
  • Emmenagogue: Stimualtes blood flow in pelvic area
  • Vermifuge: Rids body of parasites

Medical Description and Uses

Vervain is one of the best herbs available and can heal so many different diseases in both men and women, young and old. You should have this herb handy at all times so it can be used immediately when needed.

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Your body needs to sweat to stay healthy and when you are sick, sweating is one of the best natural ways to rid yourself of the toxins and poisons causing your illness. This herb can cause profuse perspiration when needed.

It is excellent with colds and can cure them overnight. You should drink vervain tea often and is an excellent remedy for:

  • vervain plant 2Whooping Cough
  • Pneumonia
  • Consumption
  • Asthma
  • Ague (Fevers that cause shaking, malaria)
  • Expel phlegm from throat and chest

If you have a fever, take a cup every hour.

It’s also good with all female problems and because it increases blood flow in pelvic area and uterus, it can help increase menstrual flow. It helps with all types of skin problems too.

It’s also very useful with:

  • Nervousness
  • Delirium
  • Epilepsy
  • Mental problems
  • Sleeplessness
  • Tension Headaches

It will also tone up the body and system during convalescence (time spent recovering from illness, recuperation) from heart disease.

It can help remove obstruction in the bowels, colon and bladder. It is good in stomach troubles, shortness of breath and wheezing.

If used in equal parts with knot-weed and peppermint leaves, it can be excellent for appendicitis.

The tea is is very healing when applied to external sores.

How to Use and Prepare Vervain 

I mentioned earlier you should have this herb in your house at all times because of how many medicinal properties it has and diseases and problems it can help with.

Infusion: For an infusion you’ll need about a half an ounce to an ounce for every pint of water. If you are only making a glass, you’ll only need a teaspoon worth.

Boil the water then pour it onto the plant in another container. Cover and let set for about 10 to 20 minutes. After the water has cooled significantly, strain and add some honey for flavor if you wish. It should be drunk lukewarm.

If you are taking it to fight colds, influenza, coughs or to produce sweating drink it hot. Never allow the infusion to boil.

Take between 1 to 3 glasses in small amounts daily.

vervain teaTea: The process of making a tea is a lot like making an infusion. You’ll need about 1 teaspoon of the dried herb and about 3 teaspoons if freshly crushed. This is the amount for 1 glass of water.

Boil the water and pour it onto the herb in another container and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes. If you wish to make it stronger and don’t simmer longer; it can make the tea bitter if you do so.

Add milk or cream to improve the taste.

If it’s warm out, you’ll need to make a fresh batch everyday. If you refrigerate the tea it can be good for up to a week.


You can buy powder from the place I mentioned earlier. All you have to do is add 1/2 teaspoon to 1/4 water. After, drink a  full glass of water. You can drink it cold or hot; hot takes effect faster.


If you have capsules, take about 2 to 3 a day.

Are There Any Dangers Involved? 

There are some herbs that can have side effects if taken in too large of doses or for too long. Vervain, however, doesn’t really have any side effects as long as you take the amount I recommend and give yourself breaks after prolonged uses.

If you are giving to a small child or someone weak, give 1/3 or 2/3 of the herb dosage mentioned up top. If you have a weak stomach, there’s a chance you become nauseous. If this is the case, don’t blame the herb, the weak stomach is to blame. Just take teaspoons every 15 minutes until you can take the recommended amount.

You can add the powered to mashed potatoes, mashed vegetables, or sweet fruits like dates and figs for children.


Herbs Are The Way To Go

Every chemical medicine comes with a price and every time you take a pill, you move farther and farther from ideal, optimal health.

You might get temporary relief but the problem will come back and come back with more problems because of all the side effects.

The only downside to herbs is they take a little longer to work. In some cases they give instantaneous results but in some cases you may have to take them for weeks at a time. Don’t worry if this is the case, herbs are natures medicine and will do your body more good than any chemical medicine.

There’s a herb for every disease and you will find tremendous relief in taking them.

Before I Go

There are certain herbs that you should have at your disposable at all times, the way some people have aspirin on hand at all times.

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I hope you found this information useful and got all the answers you were looking for. If you have any questions, opinions or thoughts comment below and share them. I’ll respond as fast as possible.

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Thanks for reading!





9 Comments Blue Vervain Medicinal Uses – One Of The Most Important Herbs

  1. Todd

    I agree with you, herbs are the way to go. Every modern medicine is derived from plants and herbs.

    But it is important to learn about the herbs and make sure you’re taking them correctly, the right dose for the right situation, etc.

    I wasn’t aware of blue vervain and all the medical uses this little guy has, but I really enjoyed the post and just wanted to say thanks for the education.


    1. Dylan

      Herbs are the way to go Todd. And vervain is one of the most useful and important herbs available. Thanks for commenting

  2. Dan

    Hey there. The only herb I’ve ever tried is St. John’s Wort. Ever since then, I’ve been looking for alternatives to expensive medications and doctors visits, and at the same time doing all necessary research to avoid all the scams. As far as blue vervain, the biggest selling point was the relief from tension headaches part. lol I could definitely use some of that.

  3. Caito Junqueira

    Hello, Dylan,

    Your article “Blue Vervain Medicinal Uses – One Of The Most Important Herbs” is very informative and interesting.

    That herb seems to benefit a lot.

    Ine thing I liked about all the explanation is the choice of using Tea, Powder or Capsules.

    I do believe in the powewr of herbs and nature. I should take them more often, tho.

    Your suggestion of a supler suits my needs, Thanks.

    Best regards,


  4. Tim

    Hi Dylan,

    Thanks for the great information. I also trust in the wonderful healing powers of herbs and I avoid pharmaceutical drugs like the plague! I’ve used StarWest Botanicals also and I have found them to be excellent quality.

    I knew that blue vervain or verbena had healing properties, but I hadn’t realized that it was one of the most important healing herbs.

    With its ability to sooth and calm, improve digestion, promote perspiration and to clear the colon and bladder, it sounds like a powerful all round addition for detoxification and general healing from chronic illness.

    When you say to take breaks after prolonged use, do you know how long approximately (weeks or months) and then how long to take a break for? I guess it’s different for everybody.


    1. Dylan

      There are plenty of herbs that can help with all the problems you listed there so just try and mix it up. I would give yourself a few weeks after prlonged use, it’s good for your body and you won’t buidl a resistance to vervain. Thanks for commenting!

  5. Emeolu

    This is good to know. Herbs can go a long way in treating most of our illness. One thing I like about herbs is that they don’t have serious side effects like medication pills. Most of the herbs are not being certified by the United States Food and Drug Administration despite its benefits to our health. Nevertheless, I think herb is safer than chemical drugs.


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