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pain reliever, exhaustion, insomnia, fatigue

Vervain (Verbena Officinalis)

Author: Zandra Nightmoon

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This herb is used to treat exhaustion, fatigue, fever, insomnia. It makes a good pain reliever. For magic, it can be used in cleansing baths, attraction spells, wealth and protection spells as well.

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Most of these species - like Purpletop Vervain (Verbena bonariensis), Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and Japanese anemones (Anemone x hybrida) produce lovely flowers.
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Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton' – a new vervain with purple-tinged foliage and lavender-pink flower spikes. Beautiful 'Bampton'.
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Another well-known yet ancient term for Verbena is the Medieval Latin name, Vervain, which comes from the Celtic “ferfaen, from fer” (to drive away), and “faen” (a stone) as it was used for bladder problems, especially kidney stones.
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