Vervain is thought to affect the parasympathetic nervous system and therefore serves a restorative and recuperative function.
Vervain (Verbena officinalis) – Illustration ©The Herbal Resource
Vervain is often used as an herbal remedy for women’s health issues. This herb has been prescribed post-pregnancy in order to enhance lactation as well as to stimulate contraction of the uterus and it is often used during labor.
The analgesic effects of it may counter headaches and abdominal pain associated with menstruation and as it is considered a natural antispasmodic, it is used to reduce menstrual cramping.