Verbena officinalis drawing of ginger root
Habitat Grows throughout Europe, particularly in the South
Constituents Iridoids, essential oil, alkaloids, mucilage, tannins
Actions Nervine
Mild sedative
Stimulates bile secretion
Mild bitter
Therapeutic uses Digestive tonic — improves the absorption of food
Mental well-being — restores the nervous system assisting with anxiety, nervous tension and the effects of long-term stress
Headaches — eases headache and migraine associated with the menstrual cycle
absurditii blends Cool — combined with elder flowers, lemon balm, rosehips, sweet orange peel and hibiscus
Dusk — combined with lemon balm, cinnamon bark, cornflower petals, chamomile flowers and passionflower

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