Perennial herbaceous plant with erect, branched upward, tetrahedral stem, up to 100 cm high, with rough edges. The middle leaves are four-separated with unevenly incised lobes. The upper leaves are similarly crenate, but oblong; apical – entire. The flowers are pale lilac, rarely purple, collected in many-flowered sparse spikes. The leaves are tart in taste. Verbena is odorless and blooms from June to September.
Distributed everywhere, but not in large quantities. It grows along roadsides, on the outskirts of fields, in weedy places and on hills.
In folk medicine, the leaves of the plant are used, collected before and during flowering.
A decoction of verbena leaves is used as an internal remedy for diseases of the liver, spleen, general weakness and headaches, scrofula, various rashes, boils, acne, etc.
Externally, verbena is used for baths (50 g of leaves per bucket of water). Bathe babies when exhausted.
Fresh leaf juice (1 teaspoon after eating) is drunk with scabies 3 times every day.
Decoction: 15 g per 200 ml; 1 st. spoon in an hour (especially with scrofula, atherosclerosis and blockage of the veins).
Verbena is also used for venereal ulcers. During the day, drink an infusion of 60 g per 1 liter of boiling water.
Verbena tea (12-15 g per 180-200 ml of boiling water) is taken every hour for 1 tbsp. spoon for atherosclerosis, thrombosis, swelling of the veins.