The Cayce Herbal 
 A Comprehensive Guide to the  
Botanical Medicine of Edgar Cayce

Botanical Name: Verbena officinalis

Common Names and Synonyms: Vervain

Background: Herbalists regard verbena as a nervine, sedative and anti-spasmodic.  Verbena has been used to treat depression.

Verbena in the Cayce Readings

  • Edgar Cayce recommended verbena as an ingredient in a tonic in one reading (28-1) for a man suffering from alcoholism and general debilitation.  The intended activity of the verbena in the formula was not stated.
Cayce Quote on Verbena

    Give this as the stimulant and preventative from using over-stimulants:

    Tincture Valerian......2 ounces,
    Bromide of Potash......2 drams,
    Iodide of Potash......10 grains, with
    Elixir Calisaya........4 ounces, and
    Elixir Celerina........1 ounce, and with
    Extract of Verbena....15 minims.

    The carrier for this should be sufficient Peptotol to make sixteen (16) ounces.  The dose would be teaspoonful twice each day, morning and evening.  By the time the whole quantity is taken, we will find the body will be rid of much of the desire for those properties that over-balance the system.


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