The verbena (Verbena Officinalis), an herb of spells, is a wild plant used as a natural remedy for numerous ailments since ancient times. This medicinal herb grows spontaneously and has numerous beneficial properties for health. That is why in this article, we explain in detail how to take verbena.
The verbena is also known as grass spells, cure-all, sacred herb, Santa Isabel or herb of grace, among many other names. Traditionally it has been a plant widely used in a mystical and magical environment of healers and natural remedies, thanks to its infinite medicinal properties.
In the same way, it should be noted that the flowering plant of verbena and, to a lesser extent, the root is often used for therapeutic purposes. The substances and essential oils it contains help eliminate nervous tension and are an effective remedy against anxiety and insomnia.
Verbena is also indicated in cases of lack of appetite or reluctance that derive from stressful situations. Similarly, it can counteract persistent headaches that result from a high level of anxiety. Due to the combination of its sedative and antispasmodic effect, verbena is a very suitable plant for migraines and headaches of the nervous origin or those that are linked to the menstrual cycle, in addition to tachycardias and rheumatic or muscular pains.
Before taking verbena, it will be very important to check with your doctor to make sure it is not contraindicated for your condition or condition. Likewise, like all medicinal plants, the most important thing is that you keep in mind that the doses should always be prudent.
One of the most common methods of taking verbena is by way of an infusion or tea, so to prepare a verbena infusion, you will have to add a dessert spoon of dry herb for each cup of water, and it must be allowed to steep for 10 minutes. The most suitable daily dose for adults is three cups a day. Used well, verbena is used as a relaxant, although if the dose is exceeded, it can cause vomiting.
Verbena can also act as an antispasmodic and antipyretic, that is, as a remedy to lower fever and have the ability to relieve pain from bruises or wounds. In the latter cases, it is best to apply it externally, using, for example, a compound poultice.
In that case, the verbena root should be mixed with senna leaves and white pepper in equal parts. The mixture is then blended using an egg white, and once a homogeneous paste is obtained, it is applied to the skin erosions, on which it will exert a remarkable anti-pain effect.
Following the most common general advice on herbal remedies, you must remember that children, the elderly and pregnant women are the groups among which we must avoid more risks. Therefore, it is not recommended to administer the plant orally if the dose contains alcohol to children under 2 years of age, nor is it recommended to consume the plant in case of pregnancy.
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