Blue Vervain, Stachytarpheta sp. 

Found growing wild all over the island of Kauai, Blue Vervain has been used by local Hawaiians for centuries. A calming nervine, specifically indicated for “type A” individuals, Blue Vervain helps allay nervousness and anxiety. It can be used internally to combat colds, flu, and cough, and externally for bruises, sprains and damp stagnation. As a digestive bitter, Vervain aids in stimulating digestion and supporting the liver.

As it calms the nerves and gently helps reduce fever, Blue Vervain is great for children and adults alike.


  • Calms nervous disorders
  • Clears congestion of throat and chest
  • reduces fevers
  • Externally heals wounds
  • Effective in eliminating intestinal worms
  • Aids digestion
  • Insomnia and sleeping disorders


  • Nervine
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Febrifuge
  • Antirheumatic