For many centuries, Vervain has traditionally been used for sore throats and respiratory tract diseases such as asthma and whooping cough, as well as for heart conditions such as chest pain (angina) and fluid retention due to heart failure.
Women use Vervain for treating symptoms of menopause, irregular menstruation, and increasing milk flow if breast-feeding.
Vervain is also used for depression, hysteria , seizure, gallbladder pain, gout, metabolic disorders, “iron-poor blood” (anemia), fever and recovery after fever.
Other uses include treatment of pain, spasms, exhaustion, nervous conditions, digestive disorders, liver and gallbladder diseases, jaundice, and kidney and lower urinary tract disorders.
Applied directly to the skin, Vervain can treat poorly healing wounds, abscesses and burns. Vervain is also beneficial for treating arthritis, joint pain (rheumatism), dislocations, contusions and itching.