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(verbena officinalis)

The Greek physician and pharmacologist Dioscurides described this herb as the ‘sacred herb’ then later poetically called it ‘on the back of doves’.
This self seeding herb grows here in many of the Greek islands and up to altitudes of 1300m.
The flowers and dried leaves are used as a tea and made into tinctures for its soothing analgesic properties. Traditionally it has been used here in Greece As a nervous system tea, appetite stimulant and to stimulate lactation.
It also has febrifuge actions so can be used for fevers.
I use it in my clinic for those with anxiety and depression too. A beautiful remedy for the nerves.