Blue Vervain for Coughs & Congestion

February 8, 2011 at 9:24 am 2 comments

A couple of weeks ago I wasn’t taking care of myself the way I usually do.  Not eating well, doing too much and stressed more than usual due to our getting a new puppy. Well you probably can guess what came from that. Yes, I got sick with a cold. I haven’t been sick in I can’t remember when and it really was a good lesson to remind me of what I need to do to take care of myself. I loaded up on all my herbs and vitamins including AL-J, Goldenseal, Zinc Lozenges and drank a lot of tea and chicken broth. But one herb besides my favorite herb combo AL-J really made a huge difference in my quick recovery. That herb is Blue Vervain. It’s not an herb people usually know a lot about but it’s a wonderful one to have in your herbal medicine chest. I was beginning to get the obligatory cough so I took 1/4 tsp. of the liquid Blue Vervain in some water twice a day for just one day and it made a huge difference. I took a few more doses for good measure but the cough was gone!  Now I know this stuff works because my clients tell me their stories of healing but when you experience such amazing results yourself it really makes an impression.  So today I wanted to share my experience with you so that if you are having any respiratory issues or are experiencing any of the other things listed below you can try Blue Vervain.

Here are just a few of the things it has been traditionally used for:

  • Relieves congestion and cleans out body toxins.
  • It was used to save lives during the Medieval plagues.
  • In the liquid form, is given to small children to help relieve colds and fever with a relaxing effect.
  • It can help as part of a liver cleanses when there is inflammation and jaundice.
  • Calms coughing including whooping cough and croup
  • Settles stomachs
  • Expels phlegm from throat and lungs.
  • Expels worms.
  • Alleviates upper respiratory conditions.
  • Bronchitis
  • Anemia (it’s high in Iron)
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Neuralgia and Neuritis

Contraindications: Should not be used during pregnancy as it may be a uterine stimulant. Should not be taken with antidepressants and sedative drugs.

Have you tried Blue Vervain? What is your favorite herb for colds and coughs?

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  • 1. Nicky Meetington  |  February 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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  • 2. Steve  |  June 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Sounds like the perfect supplement for all of us when those summer colds set on. Here’s to hoping that we can avoid the cold this year!

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