Blue Vervain: In Our Calming Enzyme.


Calm. Our minds visualize saunas, sand beaches, and serene pools of water. Our bodies feel comfortable, relaxed, and at peace. In this crazy, always-on-the-go, horns-honking, deadline-driving, 238 emails-in-the-inbox world, it’s often hard to find that “calm.” Here we have Blue Vervain, featured in our “Calm” Enzyme.

Blue Vervain is a North American herb that grows wild in the Great Plains. It can be found in small patches in many places, including prairies, meadows, and open woodlands. It is robust and able to resist drought, making it easy to harvest and readily available. The above-ground parts of the plant are gathered right before flowering, and are used in teas, tinctures, syrups, salves, creams, flower essence, and more. The unique composition of the acids and phytochemicals are what make it so potent, fast acting, and calming.

Benefits of Blue Vervain

The early use of vervain was as anaphrodisiac, but today it is better known as a calming agent. It has countless benefits, including benefits associated with women’s health:

Detoxifies the Body

It helps eliminate toxins and protect the kidneys and liver by reducing the presence of dangerous substances and toxins that accumulate there.

Treats Respiratory Disorders

Blue vervain tea can help eliminate irritation associated coughs,colds and sore throats. It also acts as an expectorant, helping expel mucus and phlegm from the respiratory tracts.

Keeps the Nervous System Healthy

The soothing properties of blue vervain helps treat nervous disorders, chronic anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness.

Relieves Depression

It promotes positive thinking, stimulates the release of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, and generally improves mood.

Alleviates Muscle Cramps

Blue Vervain has antispasmodic properties and helps relieve muscle cramps, pains, and spasms. It can be used as a poultice to ease pain associated with medical conditions like rheumatism.

Relieves Pain

It can numb certain areas and stop the pain from registering in those nerves. The anti-inflammatory properties of Blue Vervain are the perfect complement to this pain relief, as it also reduces swelling and inflammation.

Eases Menstruation Symptoms

Blue Vervain has been known to reduce cramps and general discomfort, primarily for women who are bloated and cramping during menstruation. It also affects mood and depression, and helps to regulate hormones.

Stimulates Milk Production in Breastfeeding Mothers

Blue vervain has been known to improve milk production as well as lactation levels after delivery.


Whether it’s to steady the nervous system, relax the muscles, ease the mind, or soothe irritation, Blue Vervain calms – the body, the mind and the spirit. Here at Nurse For Health, we have Blue Vervain as one of several ingredients in our Loomis Calm enzyme. If you want to know more about Blue Vervain or our Calm Enzyme and how it can benefit you in particular, we’d love to talk to you more!