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What is the benefit of blue vervain?

Although vervain has no scent, alternative practitioners believe that vervain has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties beneficial to one's health. Vervain is also referred to as American blue verbena, simpler's joy, holy herb, mosquito plant, and wild hyssop.

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Similarly, you may ask, what is the herb vervain used for?

The aerial parts have been used traditionally for many conditions, including stimulation of lactation and treatment of dysmenorrhea, jaundice, gout, kidney stones, headache, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Vervain is also considered an astringent, a bitter digestive tonic, and a diuretic.

Furthermore, what does blue vervain look like? Characteristics distinguishing blue vervain are its lance-shaped leaves, blue flowers, compact spikes, and fruits packed so tightly on the stem that they frequently overlap. It reproduces by seeds and spreads by short rhizomes (horizontal underground stems).

Similarly, you may ask, is vervain and blue vervain the same?

Vervain is also known as American Blue Vervain and Simpler's Joy. This plant is in the Plant Family Verbenacea, but not to be confused with Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla). These are two different plants only belonging to the same Plant Family.

Where can I find vervain?

Although most members of the genus are native to tropical and subtropical America, vervain is native to southern Europe; it probably came to North America with the early English settlers. The loosely branched stems are stiff, erect, and four-angled. They may grow to 2 1/2 feet tall.

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