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Vervain for Depression

Learn about vervain for depression and whether vervain is an effective herbal remedy for treating depression symptoms.

Learn about vervain for depression and whether vervain is an effective herbal remedy for treating depression symptoms.

What is Vervain for Depression?

Vervain (Latin name: Verbena officinalis) is a small flowering plant. Its flowers and leaves are a traditional herbal remedy and have been used for depression.

How does Vervain work?

This is not known.

Is Vervain effective for depression?

There is no scientific evidence on whether vervain works for depression.

Are there any disadvantages?

None known, although herbalists advise against the use of vervain in pregnancy.

Where do you get it?

Dried leaves for making into tea and liquid drops are available from some health food shops.


 


Recommendation

Given the lack of scientific evidence, vervain cannot currently be recommended for depression.

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APA Reference
Writer, H. (2008, November 5). Vervain for Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 19 from https://www.healthyplace.com/alternative-mental-health/depression-alternative/vervain-for-depression

Last Updated: July 11, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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