Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain



Verbena hastata (L.)
Plant Symbol = VEHA2

Alternate Names
Swamp vervain       Blue verbena
Swamp verbena      Simpler’s joy

Ethnobotanical: Blue Vervain is used internally to treat depression, fevers, coughs, cramps, jaundice, and headaches. Externally, it is used for acne, ulcers, and cuts.

Warning: Blue Vervain can interfere with blood pressure medication and hormone therapy. Large doses will induce vomiting and diarrhea.

Landscaping: Blue vervain produces very attractive purplish-blue flowers in late summer. It can grow in degraded wetland habitats and is an excellent landscaping substitute for several invasive species, including European wand loosestrife, purple loosestrife, and purple foxglove.

Wildlife: The cardinal, swamp sparrow, field sparrow, song sparrow, and slate-colored junco eat the seeds of blue vervain. The cottontail rabbit will sometimes eat the foliage; most other mammalian herbivores avoid it due its bitter taste. The caterpillars of the verbena moth feed on the leaves and it is the larval host for the common buckeye butterfly. Long and short tongued bees collect the nectar and sometimes the pollen. Other bee pollinators include: epoline cuckoo bees, eucerine miner bees , halictid bees, and the verbena bee, a specialist pollinator. In addition the thread-waisted wasp, bee flies, thick-headed flies and golden soldier beetle are also known to all visit blue vervain.

Description and Adaptation
Blue vervain is a native, perennial wildflower that grows from 2 to 5 feet tall. Its hairy, square stems can be green or red. The toothed, lance shaped leaves progress in pairs up the stem and are about 6 inches long by 1 inch wide. Purplish-blue flowers bloom in multiple, showy, elongated panicles (flowers arranged on a stem) and are up to 5 inches long. Each bloom is about 1/4 inch across and conspicuously lobed. Blue vervain blooms in mid to late summer; approximately 1 1/2 months after blooming each bloom gives way to four oblong, reddish-brown, triangular-convex “nutlets.” Blue vervain spreads through rhizomes, horizontal roots that produce new plants.

Blue vervain prefers moist conditions and full to partial sun. It can grow in disturbed sites and is commonly found in moist meadows, thickets, and pastures, as well as riversides, marshes, ditches, and river-bottom prairies.


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  1. How would one use this? As a tea, how much and does it have to boil or steep?

    • To make tea you always boil your water first. After the water comes to a boil, then you pour it onto the herb. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then it is ready to drink.

      You can get a tea ball or strain it as you pour it into the cup that you plan to drink out of.

  2. I really like this site, It loads really quick too. Thanks you for all of the information, I saved the link and will return to read more of your posts in the future.

  3. how would I use this externally?

  4. This is great. My husband was diagnosed with a mental illness but we researched the meds his doctor prescribed and I found vie to is a better alternative

    Thanks for loving dr sebis work I have previously used banju for a skin disease and was healed I saw no more outbreaks

  5. Hey Dr Sebie I’m Norvel from South Africa a family member of mine is suffering from Cystic Fibrosis….can this tea help him? He is only 1year old and is batteling plse help

    • This is not Dr Sebi and the answer is yes.
      The reason black females are facing such high incidents with fibroids is because of their diet. They have been taken away from the diet that nature has designed for us. And we have become victims, conditioned to that diet. Now we have to turn this thing around, we have to bring back everything that we know is consistent to our cellular predisposition.
      Mucous membrane has been compromised (broken down) in the reproductive organ and it accumulates small fibroid tumors along the walls of the body there. Doctors try to cut it out, but there is no knife that can separate this fibroid from the walls of your uterus; the doctor is going to cut into you now. If the doctor doesn’t cut all the way into you, he’s going to have to leave some in there.
      You need something that is consistent with removing things from the wall of the intestines; which is potassium phosphate. When it comes to Dr. Sebi, you are given something to drink that enters the blood stream and where doesn’t the blood go? The blood goes everywhere; into the walls and pushes things away. This is how you naturally get rid of Fibroid tumors.

  6. What is good for elevated pressure in the eye or glaucoma? Also, outer ring around iris turned blue because of eye drops prescribed to keep the pressure(ocular hypertension) down. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Hi, I have been watching Dr Sebi’s talks on YouTube and he mentioned two processes: photovoltaic and iontophoresis. He said that only natural plants can carry out these two processes. Would you be able to tell me where he found out this information? I have been searching online and there is not a single thing about plants being able to do this. All the things that come up on the search engine (google) is all about man made items that can do these processes. Do you know where Dr Sebi found this information about the plants? I really think the internet search engines hide certain information. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my message.
    Kindest regards

    • He read about it in an herbalist book. The author has passed. I can’t remember the name of the book but I experienced the same thing that you did when I looked into it until I saw a video where he mentioned that some herbalist could explain things better than he could.

    • I believe that what he said/meant was proteolytic not photovoltaic. Google it and you will find plenty on that and iontophoresis. I did. Studies done in a book called World Medicinal herbs, I may have the name wrong. Or medicinal herbs of the world, I will buy it, to learn more.

  8. Hello! hope all is well at the Sebi camp and everyone has new energy to continuously serve the public while carrying on his legacy.

    Have you heard of a pilar, or sebaceous cyst? They show up randomly and no one seems to know how or why. If someone has one the head or wrist, what would you suggest for removal?

    Blessings to you all…

    • Oh yeah, the little tumors that can be mistaken for baby horns that try and form on our heads. It’s just like a fibriod tumor. The sebaceous glands that help provide a natural lubrication for the skin and hair is not functioning. Due to an acid condition, areas relating to hair follicles can become targeted to produce fibrous and calcium-like substances.

      These require an intra-cellular chelation and a very strict diet. An intra-cellular chelation; meaning we are going to clean the cells. The cells that make up the organs that make up the system. So not only the organ, but we are going to clean up the cell that makes up the organ. Why? Because when a cyst or cancer is present it’s showing that there is a high level of acid condition; a very extremely high level of mitosis – the cell is eating up the follicles. It is only cause the presence of acid. So the body must be nourishes simultaneously. Disease requires nourishment back to health. So we give them the Bio-mineral Balance. It is the Intra-cellular chelation coupled with the Bio-mineral balance.

      You need something that is consistent with removing things from the epidermis; which is potassium phosphate. When it comes to Dr. Sebi, you are given something to drink that enters the blood stream and where doesn’t the blood go? The blood goes everywhere; into the walls and pushes things away. This is how you naturally get rid of pilar, or sebaceous cyst.

  9. jeanette montanez

    Hi.I would like to know what can be given to my grandson who is autistic.

  10. Hi good evening. I took antibiotics on about three or four occasions in one year and I got really sick. I had issues digesting and I was told I have gut dysbiosis. It resulted in hormonal imbalance and inflammation and I also was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder that was influenced by me being very sick. I need help. What would you recommend. I tried calling the office numerous times but the waiting time was very long and my call mins ran out. Please help me.

    • Dr. Sebi talks about bringing the body back from an acid state to an alkaline state. We can do this by eating right or by using herbs or his compounds to assist the body in doing what it already knows how to do. So we help the body cleans itself and rid itself of the storage of toxins, the buildup off compromised cells and the mucus from the cause of it.
      1. Eat according to the nutritional guide.
      2. Order some bromide Powder plus to make tea.
      3. Get your iron levels up to par with the Bio Ferro.

      • sir,
        I purchased these herbs after i researched dr sebi’s diet. Can you tell me how to make a tea for the herbs. savory,cascara sagrada bark, blue vervain herb chaparral leaf, and damiana leaf. Just nervous it will be my first time trying something like this thanks in advance

        • I would not advise you on a ratio combination of the herbs in order to make a compound, but making tea is simply about bringing water near boiling point and placing the herb in it allowing it to sit for at least 5 minitues.

  11. Thank you very much for your advice. I will get to ordering the products and begin my journey. Dr. Sebi has helped to enlighten his brothers and sisters for which I’m truly grateful. May his soul rest in peace. Zee Malachi continue your good work as you are well appreciated.

  12. Hi, my lil brother has cerebal palsy and has been having seizures for the past 15 years. I think its know as Epilepsy. Is there any products or packages you would suggest?

    P.s. i read in one of your post where dr sebi explains that he used a tincture of cannabis sativa to cure a little girl

  13. Hi I have 2 kids on the asd spectrum one more severe than the other. I have recovered both about 50% but need help. I found sebi herbs and though they seem great all 3 of us could never afford this – I also suffer from cervical cancer issues. I want to make my own and have been studying how, but I don’t know the measurements. Can you let me know the ratios so I can heal my family. Thanks

    • I’m sorry but I do not know anything about combining herbs in order to make compounds in a safe way for other people to use. I would like to encouage you to continue doing your best at healing your children. Keep us posted.

  14. Hello,

    I am a 30 year old bipolar female and I have MAJOR mood swings! 6 months ago, I decided to no longer posion my body with them numerous meds the doctors were giving me. It’s been a tremendous struggle. Can you pretty please suggest some herbs to control my temper, irritability, mood??? Thank you SOOOO very much!

    • Dear as precious as you can be,

      I congratulate you on your courage to take charge of redeeming the health for yourself that is necessary for living a disease free life. There aren’t any herbs to control your temper, irritability or mood. However, herbs do provide energy, starting with the one that are high in iron. Temper, irritability and bad mood???? Noooo – you’re lacking energy. Acid conditions bring on dis-eased situations.

      So we remove the acid state by replacing it with an alkaline one. We watch what we eat and consistently consume herbal tea or Dr. Sebi’s compounds that play a role in both (1) adding to our electrical state and (2) cleansing ourselves of the toxins responsible for creating an acid condition.

      So we start with the Chelation; contact the LA office for it.

      1. Bromide Powder Plus (make tea – boil water, pour in blender and turn on. Put bromide powder in while blender is on; ready in 2 minutes)
      2. Banju
      3. Green Food Plus

      2807 La Cienega Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90034

  15. Hey man…. I love your work…. You are truly a blessing keeping dr.sebi legacy alive… I stutter alot…Idk why…. But my stuttering is really bad… What can you recommend for stuttering… I need something affective…. I bought the banju…. I’m hoping it works….Any other suggestions?

    • Yes the banju will help you. The body is electrical and it is simply obstructed by mucus – this is what Dr. Sebi would tell you. So the chelation and iron is what you need.

  16. Hello Zee, Greetings from Florida I love your website
    and all that you do!

    What do you recommend for a 12 y/o child with Asthma and or wheezing?

  17. Do you have anything that can help with advanced Alzheimer’s disease or advanced dementia?

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