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.