Vervain contains iridoid glycosides, like verbenalin and hastatoside, which protect the plant from infection and are known for sleep promotion. In addition, vervain contains verbascoside, a plant compound high in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has flavonoids, plant compounds that reduce inflammation and oxidization and prevent gene mutations.
Alternative practitioners tout vervain's anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. People use vervain to relieve anxiety and depression, aches and pains, sleep issues, and reduce cancer risk.
Antimalarial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial.
Female tonic to treat menstural cramps and increases breast milk production.
General aches and pain.
Upper respiratory tract symptoms.
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