How does Verbena work?

Verbena contains chemicals that might reduce inflammation.

Are there safety concerns?

Verbena seems to be safe for most people when used in small amounts as part of a combination product containing gentian root, elderflower, sorrel, and cowslip flower (SinuComp, Sinupret). There isn't enough information to know if verbena is safe when used in medicinal amounts other than as part of the combination product. The combination product can cause digestive system upset and occasionally allergic skin rash.

Do not take verbena if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Verbena.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For sinus infections: the combination of 36 mg of verbena plus 12 mg of gentian root and 36 mg each of elderflower, sorrel, and cowslip flower three times daily.

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