Verbena Hastata

Verbena Hastata signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Verbena Hastata is used…

      Verbena hastata. Iron weed. N.O. Verbenacae. Tincture of entire fresh plant.


Ague, chronic. Epilepsy. Rhus poisoning.


According to Hale *Verve na h. grows profusely on the prairies and low bottom lands all over *U.S. It is a popular domestic remedy for ague, especially when chronic. The root is intensely and disagreeably bitter. Dr. Griffin, of New York, suggests its use as a remedy for *Rhus poisoning. Richey Horner (*Medorrhinum Cent., vi. 324) mentions a case of epilepsy developing during whooping cough, treated with 12-drop doses (“presumably of the tinctures”) every four hours. Improvement set in from the first and proved permanent, though during the first two weeks there were attacks of petit mal. The patient took the remedy at increasing intervals during six weeks.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica