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Verbena (Verbene officinalis)



Stone-dissolving, strengthening, blood-improving, fever-reducing, wound-healing, liver-cleansing, antispasmodic, strengthening, blood-forming, pain-relieving

Areas of application:

cleanses the liver, spleen, kidneys, helps with migraines, nerve pain, gout, cough, insomnia, cramps, weakness of the eyes, works successfully in the decomposition of stones and semolina, helps in the formation of milk after childbirth, toothache, rheumatism, constipation, jaundice , promotes urine flow, promotes breast milk, dry cough, nervous headaches, exhaustion, anemia, nervous disorders

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

in summer, around June to August

To find:

Is widespread almost everywhere and grows along roads and paths, next to fields, on hedges, walls and wasteland (here again the note, please do not collect anything that is on busy roads)


Glycoside, verbenaline, invertin, emlsin, bitter substances, tannin, silica


☕ Tea: Pour 1/4 liter of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of verbena and let it steep for 10 minutes, strain and drink a few cups daily.

🛑 Due to the high tannin content, verbena should be avoided during pregnancy.

Drinking powder and tea before meditation expands consciousness, strengthens empathy and makes people more sensitive.

Verbena powder can be given to the bread of older children and adults in training as it stimulates the desire to learn.


Verbena is the herb of herbs and boasts many powers. You can use a protective spell on St. John's Day (June 24th) or Ascension Day (August 15th). One should dig for the root with a gold or silver tool and then leave the plant until the morning dew falls on it. During this time you should not leave the verbena alone because it needs company. Anyone who carries this herb with them will never get tired and never go astray; it protects against all harm.

The medicinal herb was an ingredient in the witches' famous flying ointment. Verbena has the same effect as mugwort in shoes. You can walk for a long time and not get tired.

Hildegard von Bingen: If there is rotten flesh in a person, then boil vervain in water, put a linen cloth on the rotten areas and, after squeezing out the water, place the verbena on the linen cloth. After it dries, put other cooked verbena on top. Do this until the rot is gone. The same application exists for mandrake, mandragora.

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