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— Valeriana officianalis. Valerian is widely known and applied as a mild sedative remedy, which produces a soothing effect on the nervous system. Due to this reason the plant is potent of treating several nervous disorders, like anxiety and insomnia. Its additional capacity lies in decreasing high blood pressure.

Velvet Leaf

— Cissampelos pareira. Velvet Leaf is predominantly used to treat digestive conditions, particularly stomach complaints, as well as diarrhea, edema, dysentery, indigestion. Additionally, it can be applied for urinary tract conditions, like kidney inflammations.


— Verbena officinalis. Family Labiatae. Vervain is applied for different purposes, starting from respiratory system diseases, including flu, and ending with reproductive system disorders, due to which reason the plant is used to induce menstruation. It is also applied to boost milk production in nursing women. Additionally, it serves as a remedy for mild fevers, gallbladder inflammations, and even caries.


— Embelia Robusta, Embelia ribes, Embelia Glandulifera, Embelia Indica. Family Myrsinaceae. Vidanga is commonly applied to treat digestive disorders, like flatulence, constipation, and stomach cramps. It is also used to expel bowel worms, and stimulate digestive activity. Additionally, the herb is applied to relieve hemorrhoids, and toothaches.


— Radice violae. Family Violaceae. Violet is mostly used for inflammatory conditions, like boils and abscesses, for which aim it is made into poultice. As tea it is applied to ear, eye, and throat swellings, including mumps.


— Vitex negundo, Vitex agnus castus. The herb is known to be a potent reproductive system stimulator. It regulates the excretion of hormones in women, and is widely used to control the menstrual cycle abnormalities. Vitex is also applied as pain relief and as a digestive.