verbena officinalis

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Blue-violet pencil-like flower clusters pointing upward with thin long pointy leaves. Root and leaf tea used for stomach and bowel issues, diarrhea, astringent, dysentery, expectorant, coughs, whooping cough, gum disease, colds, headaches, migraines, insomnia, ulcers, expelling worms, kidney stones, bladder, gallbladder, rheumatism, depression, stress, increasing breast milk and female wellness. Advisable to soak the seeds in several changes of water first. Indians used roasted ground seeds as flour. Apparently there have been some great results with tumors. Do not take while pregnant. Possible anti-fertility.
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Common Vervain, Blue Vervain, Swamp Vervain; Wet ditch and meadow; Rare; C = 3; BSUH 14780.
Common Vervain, Blue Vervain, Swamp Vervain; Sedge meadows and fen; Infrequent but widespread; C = 3; BSUH 13713.