Detoxify the Body: One of the oldest and most reliable uses of blue vervain is as a diuretic, as it stimulates the release of urine from the body. This can help to eliminate toxins from the system, as well as excess water, salts, and fat. This can help to protect the kidneys and the liver by reducing the presence of dangerous substances and toxins that accumulate there. If you have a bladder infection, blue vervain can be a highly effective remedy.
Respiratory Disorders: If you regularly suffer from chest congestion, colds, chronic bronchitis, sore throats, or respiratory inflammation, blue vervain tea can be a simple and pleasant means of clearing up your tracts and eliminating irritation. Coughs and colds from Rome to California have been cured with blue vervain, as it also acts as an expectorant, helping to expel mucus and phlegm that have accumulated in the respiratory tracts.
Nervous System: There are certain soothing properties of blue vervain that can effectively treat a number of different ailments, including nervous disorders, chronic anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness. Sometimes, our body’s release and management of hormones is less than optimal, and over time, this can cause significant health problems and wear on the body. A cup of blue vervain tea can calm our nerves and re-balance hormone levels, ensuring that our body can rest.
Depression and Mood Swings: Blue vervain has commonly been turned to in the past for people suffering from depression and unpredictable moods. This relaxing and uplifting herb can promote positive thinking, stimulate the release of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, and generally improve your mood by clearing your mind of worry.
Anti-Parasitic Activity: Although intestinal worms and parasites aren’t as common as they used to be before proper food preparation guidelines and health advances, the anti-parasitic nature of blue vervain is still relied on in some cultures and situations. The natural anti-parasitic nature of the herb means that you can eliminate or prevent the growth and development of any worms or parasites in your intestines, thereby protecting your digestive health and availability of nutrients.
Female Tonic: For women who suffer from particularly strong or severe periods, blue vervain can be a blessing. It has been known to reduce cramps and general discomfort, primarily for women who are bloated and cramping. Its effects on mood and depression can also soften the symptoms of menstruation, while its regulation of hormones will keep you balanced and functional.
Vervain resonates with the energy of Gemini, the planet Venus and the element Water. It is considered feminine in nature. Vervain is associated with Cerridwen, Isis, Thor, Jupiter. It can also be used in Midsummer celebrations.
Vervain combined with any other herbs in magical work is believed by some to enhance the action of these herbs.
The vervain plant may be bruised and worn about the neck for protection from both headaches and snakebites. This charm is also said to bring help to you when you need it, no matter how dire your situation. A fresh sprig carried on your person helps protect from baneful magick spells cast against you.
Vervain may be planted or placed around property to protect it from damage by bad weather.
Vervain may be used in rituals to Thor or Jupiter. It may be burned as an offering or infused into water and sprinkled on the altar for purification. In Hellenic rituals, the plants may be bundled and used to sweep the alter or ritual area or dipped into sacred water to asperge the altar or area.
It can also be used in a wash to rid an area or person of negative energies and may be combined with dill for this purpose.
Vervain may be used in love spells to rekindle a dying love. It may also be woven into bridal wreathes or carried in bridal bouquets to ensure love to the couple.
Drinking the a tea made of vervain is said to ward off vampires.
A vervain plant buried in the garden will bring abundant crops.
The leaves may be burned to attract wealth.
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