Our tension and nerves tinctures are amazing during stressful situations, loss, menstrual system support, 


For nervous system support, Blue Vervain pairs well with Motherwort for a generalized anxiolytic tincture to be taken throughout the day. According to some case studies, in which Blue Vervain has been helpful for spasmodic nervous disorders including tics, palsy, and Tourette's syndrome when the tension manifests above the shoulder (neck, face, scalp.) John William Fyfe, an eclectic herbalist of the early twentieth century says of Blue Vervain, “It is said that this agent has cured cases of epilepsy which had been unsuccessfully treated for a long time by many other methods. These reports deserve attention, for it is possible that the remedy may reach a class of cases in which the physician now has but little success.” In cases of depression that are rooted in hormonal anxiety, chronic stress, or melancholia characterized by anger (what the Greeks would call an excess of black bile) Blue Vervain is an appropriate nervine. Herbalists typically classify nervines into nerve tonics & nerve relaxants. Blue Vervain falls on the nerve relaxant side, an herb that will help you empty out your stress, but should ultimately be paired with nerve tonic herbs or lifestyle changes to manage the stress in the long term and increase capacity for holding stress.

Blue vervain is an intensely bitter herb with a tremendous effect on the nervous system, noted in old literature as a common digestive bitter. It has a reputation for working on tension in the stomach area linked to suppression of emotions, especially anger. It is suitable in digestive bitters formulas where there is a simultaneous need to work on the digestive system (increasing stomach acid & digestive juices) and give nervous system support. Blue Vervain has the potential to mitigate intense food cravings associated with over-consuming food, so it is an herb to consider in formulas where you may be working with a client who wishes to improve their relationship with food.

We cannot ignore Blue Vervain’s many applications in menstrual cycle support: Mitigation of angry PMS, especially tension & anger during the luteal phase (post-ovulation) that’s dominated by progesterone. Here, Blue Vervain acts as a hormone balancer as it promotes estrogen and progesterone receptor binding. The intense food cravings that are often associated with the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle are dually helped by Blue Vervain. (Yates) Additionally, Blue Vervain has been used to ease post-delivery stress and for obstructed menstruation. Blue Vervain is a cousin of the highly regarded hormone balancing herb, Vitex, and is likewise a good choice in a formula for easing the severity of hot flashes.

A classic trait of the person in need of Blue Vervain is holding all of their tension in their neck and shoulders. Even when the person does not meet the full picture of a “Blue Vervain person,” we can use Blue Vervain in a formula for this specific holding pattern and help them find relief. Most often we may use Blue Vervain as a supporting herb in a tincture formula for this purpose, but we may also make a poultice out of the fresh herb and apply it topically to the neck and shoulders. When there is the opportunity to treat a condition from both the exterior & interior, this is usually the most effective route to take. This Tension and Nerve Tincture should be taken when there is a loss of muscle in the neck, such as after a stroke.



Tension & Nerves Tincture

PriceFrom $34.55
  • Our tinctures and extracts come in dark amber glass bottles with droppers under 8 oz do not have a dropper or mister available. (mist sprayers upon request). NATURALLY FREE FROM ALLERGENS: This product is created from wholesome ingredients and is free from most allergens and contains no gluten, dairy, soy, or GMO's.

    Do not use it during pregnancy (may cause you to miscarry). Keep the tincture in a dark, cool place. This has a shelf life of 1 to 2 years.