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.
Blue vervain can just be refereed to as just vervain. Other common names are:
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.
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:
- Whooping Cough
- 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:
- Mental problems
- 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.
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.
DON’T MIX ANY HERBS WITH DRUGS, THE TWO DON’T WORK WELL TOGETHER. DO NOTE PREPARE HERBS OR FOOD IN ALUMINUM COOKING UTENSILS.
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
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