INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Verbenae
Common English: Verbena
European Verbena
Iron Herb
Vervain
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
(Acrid)
Slightly Cold
(Cool)
(Cold)
Liver
Spleen
(Bladder)
4.5-30g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Invigorates the Blood, reduces abdominal masses, cools the Blood and unblocks the menses

Dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis

Abdominal masses (can be used as a stand-alone herb in decoction chased by warm wine)

Clears Heat and resolves toxicity

Severe sore throat, throat Bi, and other accumulations of Heat toxin including breast abscess (use the macerated fresh herb)

Facilitates urination and check malarial disorders

Internal blockage of Dampness with edema or ascites

Malarial disorders (use the fresh juice)

Promotes urination and reduces edema

Edema, ascites and water accumulation during the later stages of parasitic infections
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Stomach Qi Deficiency.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Hb. Lycopi
Ze Lan
Hb. Leonuri
Yi Mu Cao

or

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Hb. Leonuri
Yi Mu Cao

Rz. Sparganii
San Leng
Rz. Curcumae
E Zhu

Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Myrrh
Mo Yao
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis

Abdominal masses

Joint pain and traumatic injuries

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding

Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Rz. Belamcandae
She Gan
Rx. Sophorae Tonkinensis
Shan Dou Gen

Lasiosphere/Calvatia
Ma Bo

Carbuncles and sores

Swollen, painful gums

Sore throat

Rx. Pulsatillae
Bai Tou Weng
Cx. Fraxini
Qin Pi

Fr. Chaenomelis
Mu Gua
Rx. Cyathulae
Chuan Niu Xi

Hb. Artemisiae Anomalae
Liu Ji Nu
Hb. Lobeliae Chinensis
Ban Bian Lian

Diarrhea or dysentery

Edema and leg Qi

Ascites

  1. This herb also kills parasites.
  2. It is particularly effective when when Blood Stasis is due to Blood Heat drying and congealing the Blood.
  3. It can be applied topically for wounds involving metal, also for swollen sores.