Verbena officinalis L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 166

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Verbena officinalis L.
status

 

Verbena officinalis L. 

Names.

Myanmar: saung-daw-ku. English: bluebird vine.

Range.

Widespread in temperate and subtropical regions. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

The plant is bitter, cooling, useful for congestion, and as an antidote for insect bites. Leaf: Rubefacient used for rheumatism.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985). Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of the species in Korea, China, Taiwan, and Indo-China. In most of these countries the plant (above ground part) is collected in full flower. It has the properties of an emmenagogue, purgative, anthelmintic, antiscorbutic, antihemorrhagic, and a diaphoretic. It is used internally to treat colds, fever, various types of inflammation, digestive and intestinal trouble, disorders of the urinary tract, and uterine disorders; it also helps to quicken separation of the placenta and acts as a depurative after parturintion. It is used as a remedy for dropsy, tympanites, and anemia (when taken with molasses). Externally it serves either as a poultice or a wash for skin diseases, abscesses, and tumors, as well as severe wounds (pounded plant acts as a styptic); also an insecticide.

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Verbena