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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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The bitters contained in vervain, which greatly aid the digestive process, have been a treatment for centuries for those recovering from long term chronic illness, however high doses may in some cases lead to vomiting .
Several researches reported the antimicrobial activity of vervain EO and investigated that this activity could be related to the high amounts of monoterpenes and phenolic compounds.
occidentalis), Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani), purple prairie clover, hoary vervain, prairie coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), golden tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), and western ragweed.
This species is another South American vervain that, according to Verloove (2011), has been possibly confused with Verbena bonariensis in southern Europe where the latter is claimed as a naturalised alien.
Adults nectar from flowers including blackberry, wild strawberry, Japanese honeysuckle, wild hyacinth, phlox, vervain, and red clover.
Some of the plants may be familiar, such as sumac, vervain, mistletoe, and horsetail.
By: Hany SalahuldienPurple petunias, white leadworts and medicinal vervain have been planted in the ruins of courtyards and shrines where scribes of the time described luxurious gardens created in imitation of the ancient Greeks.
when I was pregnant with you, Manman made me drink all kinds of herbs, vervain, quinine and verbena, baby poisons.
Chamomile, vervain or rose tea and fruit juice are good alternatives," Vicky said.
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A product monograph for Sinupret conducted by the American Botanical Council found that the supplement's combination of European elder, sorrel, cowslip, European vervain and gentian promotes healthy drainage in the upper respiratory tract, improves air flow in the nose and supports healthy mucous flow in the nose and sinuses.