Benefits of Jamaican Blue Vervain

by Pili Jahno

The medicinal use of vervain can be traced back to the 18th-century book "Sauer's Herbal Cure," where it was said to aid in the treatment of kidney stones. In fact, the name "verbena" is believed derived from the Celtic word ferfaen meaning "to drive away stones."

Our Jamaican Blue vervain (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis) is harvested from the foothills of the Blue Mountains, it is also known as Nervine or Vervine in Jamaica. It is a super-herb with all parts of the plant (leaves, roots, and flowers) imparting a wide range of health benefits.

  • Headaches
  • General aches and pain
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive dysfunction
  • Upper respiratory tract symptoms
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Depression and anxiety