Home remedies with verbena
With the name of verbena we know a medicinal plant that has several beneficial properties to cure or improve different conditions, due to the diversity of properties it contains. The verbena it can be used both for internal consumption and for external use. It belongs to the family of Labiates.
Below we highlight the properties of verbena as well as its benefits: nervous tonic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, analgesic, sedative, emmenagogue, anti bilious, hepatoprotective, expectorant and pectoral.
The Verbena benefits they are ample as well as the properties that it contains among them we emphasize that it is sedative, relaxing with what is effective to improve both anxiety and stress, besides it contributes to strengthen the nervous system.
The verbena It is also effective in reducing fever due to its diaphoretic properties. This plant is hepatoprotective, this property makes it effective to protect the liver, the gallbladder and to purify the blood of toxins.
Verbena in external use is suitable for preparing both mouth rinses and poultices, plasters or compresses to treat conditions in the mouth, and also to soothe pains caused by trauma, muscle contractures or migraines by containing analgesic properties.
The active principles of verbena are: tannins, mucilage, bitter glucoside (verbenalin), essential oil.
The aerial parts of the plant are used to prepare the various medicinal remedies. We can get this medicinal plant in dispensaries of natural products such as herbalists, parapharmacies, pharmacies that dispense natural products, online.
The verbena is available in various formats such as fresh or dried plant, powder, capsules, drops, floral water and also in essential oil.
How to prepare 4 natural remedies with verbena
Expectorant infusion for colds and flu
This infusion of verbena is to improve the symptoms that accompany colds and flu, for cases in which there is mucus and need to expectorate.
To prepare the infusion we need 3 teaspoons of dried verbena plant and a cup of mineral water.
We boil the water and once it starts to boil we add the verbena. We separate the infusion of fire, cover and let rest about 10 minutes. We filter the infusion and when it is warm we can take it. From this infusion we can take 2 to 3 cups a day.
Appetite stimulating tonic and for heavy digestions
To prepare this tonic we need a cup of white wine and a spoonful of dried verbena plant.
We put the wine and the verbena on the fire, boil it, and keep the boiling water for 3 minutes so that the alcohol in the wine evaporates. Remove from the heat and let cool. From this tonic we can drink a glass twice a day.
Verbena decoction to decongest the liver
Among the properties of verbena is that of being protective of the liver, as well as the gallbladder.
This preparation is effective to purify or decongest the liver.
To prepare the decoction we need a spoonful of dried verbena and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water along with the verbena to the fire. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat and keep boiling for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. We fill the preparation and when it is warm we can take it.
From this remedy we can take 2 or 3 cups a day.
Verbena mouthwash for halitosis
To prepare this remedy for halitosis we need two tablespoons of dried verbena leaves and a cup of mineral water.
We boil the water and when it starts to boil add verbena. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. When it is cold we can do the rinses.
Verbena rinses can be done 3 or 4 times a day.
Contraindications of verbena
Provided that the doses recommended by the therapeutic professionals are taken and the verbena is not exceeded, it does not have to be harmful, so we must follow the advice of the professionals.
Some people may have allergies or intolerance to the verbena especially people who are allergic to the Labiada family.
In the following cases that we detail below the verbena is contraindicated:
- In children.
- In case of a clutch.
- During the period of lactation.