Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Source: South Africa
Distillation: Steam distilled from flowers and leaves
Botanical Name: Lippia javanica
Also Known As: African honey bush, lemon bush, fever bush, zinziba
Homeopathic Properties of African Verbena
- Insect repellant
External–massage, topical application, local and spinal compress, bath, energy center application
Observations and Anecdotal Information
African verbena is a medicinal herb used by several native tribal peoples of Africa. The herb has many traditional uses, as both a medicine and a tea.
It is well known for its ability to repel insects, and has been used as a parasiticide, for head lice and scabies, as well as other skin infections. Other skin disorders, rashes, insect stings and bites are all treated with African verbena essential oil.
It is most commonly used as a remedy for bronchitis, coughs, colds, and respiratory infection. For this purpose it is inhaled or taken as a tea.
It is considered a psychic protector, and is used in rituals and ceremonial healing when one has had contact with wild animal spirits, or other psychic threats. The Masai people make a red ointment using African verbena to paint on their bodies.
Its disinfectant properties are very well known, and in some locations it is used to treat meat that has been infected with anthrax. It is highly anti-bacterial and anti-viral, said to e effective against malaria, measles, and influenza. It can be applied as a spinal and chest compress, to bring down a fever.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Consult with your health care provider before using it with small children. Do not use with infants.
- Always research internal use of essential oils, and use them with guidance from a professional health care provider. Quality and dosage are extremely important when using them internally.
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