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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Roots :: Vervain Fields

Original Post Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by Sonia for Vervain Designs

For my birthday a few years ago a friend of mine gave me the book "Good Faeries/Bad Faeries" by Brian Froud. A magnificent and magical book filled with beautiful illustrations and stories about Faery folklore. While I have yet to venture into the Bad Faeries side of the book (trust me, it's a whole lot of scary) I've spent my time learning about the good ones and fell into fast love with Vervain Faery, a vibrant flower faery.

Vervain has always been recognized as a plant with mystical connotations and has long been associated with divine and other supernatural forces. Vervain was warn by the Roman Soldiers for protection and used as a signal of peace. In Christian folk legend it was said to have grown at the base of the cross and was used to staunch Jesus' wounds after he was removed. Other legends say that vervain protects people from vampires and witches and in medieval times it was warn around the head to ward of headaches and the plague.  Vervain has been used as a healing herb both in herbal tea and as an essential oil to treat migrains, insomnia, and nervous exhaustion.

"This true faery plant also has diuretic and hypnotic properties. The Vervain Faery can be called upon for healing, protection, and her general soothing ways." 
                                           Good Faeries/Bad Faeries
                                                  Brian Froud

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