Despite the inconspicous nature of this little lilac-blue lower vervain was one of the first magical herbs of antiquity. Considered sacred and a wizard’s herb for casting spells and a vital ingredient of magical potions. Druids held it in as high esteem as Mistletoe and most probably the Romans who used it to crown ambassadors and similar dignitaries.
The Druids cleansed their altars with an infusion of vervain. It was important for spells, divination, magic medicine and for amulets to protect against witchcraft and evil.
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Bitter iridoids (verbenin, verbenalin), volatile oil, alkaloids, mucilage and tannins.
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