What is Vervain? Learn About Its History and Uses

If you are a fan of the recent pop culture trend regarding vampires, you’ve probably heard of Vervain. In the Vampire Diaries, Vervain, that grew at the base of a White Oak Tree, was used as protection from the local vampires. Amazingly, the television writers weren’t that far off. Vervain is an ancient plant that was once used to ward off witches and evil spirits.
Ironically, witches also revered Vervain, often using it in their magic, including love potions. This is a practice that was continued by many rural folk healers in America. Witches also used Vervain in wine on Samhain to help contact their dearly departed loved ones.
Many cultures considered Vervain to be a sacred plant. The Egyptians believed Vervain to be the tears of Isis who grieved for the god Osiris.