Verbena officinalis


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vervain

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains alkaloids, bitter principles, glycosides (verbenin), tannins and volatile oil. Vervain is antipyretic, antispasmodic, contraceptive and diuretic; it has been used for headaches, skin infections, dysentery, suppressing appetite, increasing breast milk and as a liver and nerve tonic.
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Mae hefyd yn nodi mai 'briw'r march' (Verbena officinalis; Vervain) ydi enw arall ar 'cas gan gythraul'.
Verbena officinalis (vervain) has traditional use in European folk medicine as a topical treatment for inflammation.
The specimen from BM bears a determination label "Verbena officinalis" by Harold St.