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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.

vervain

any member of the family Verbenaceae, e.g. verbenaofficinalis.
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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.
Ironweed, goldenrod, dock, thoroughwort, and vervain are examples of this most difficult group to eradicate.
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I found myself in the Swiss Italian Alps feeling very much at home, with Bellis perennis, vervain (Verbena vervain), coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), horsetail (Equisetum arvens) and many more medicinal weeds and herbs growing wild everywhere off the cobbled paths.
Vervain (Beirbheine) protects against evil and witchcraft.
An herbal tea containing chamomile, vervain, licorice, fennel, and balm-mint was also effective in a small RCT, but the volume necessary for treatment limits its usefulness (strength of recommendation: B, inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence).
Lemon balm and vervain are two calming, soothing herbs that will help with tension and anxiety.
Vervain, Verbena officinalis, was carried by soldiers for protection and used to decorate temples and altars.
The tea (Calma-Bebi) contained chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), vervain (Verbena officinalis), licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), fennel (Foeniculum vulgate), and balm mint (Melissa officinalis).