Description of ChallengeUsing natural and organic herbs for healing and raising local economy.
Tizana (vervain) is a natural plant used a lot in Algeria for healing from fever, influenza,headaches, stomachache, diarrhea...etc. it 's also used to calm nerves and for rituals. it can be planted in rural villages and sold in the Souk or to people living in town as leaves for vervain tea uses.
Vervain is a continual domestic herb original to the Old World. Numerous societies have historically used it for healing, and it was once a very common feature in herb gardens. Today, people grow it for both medicinal and ornamental use, and many health food stores stock dried forms for people who do not wish to grow their own.
The leaves of this herb are saw-toothed and hairy, and it produces small white to purple flowers on delicate spikes. Gardeners can grow this plant in zones three through eight. Vervain likes full sun and well drained, limey soil, and it can also be grown in containers. It can tend to look a little bit weedy and unkempt, which is something that gardeners should consider when they decide where they want to plant this herb.
Historically, the plant was viewed as a holy or auspicious herb. Some cultures referred to it as “devil’s bane,” referencing the idea that wearing or using it could drive off evil spirits. The distinctive fragrance also made it an excellent herb to add to sachets that were designed to add a sweet scent to clothing while deterring insect pests. This herb is very easy to grown in rural villages, it can be used by local people for healing from several health issues and it can also be sold to raise the community’s economy.In addition to being used ritually, the herb was also used in medical treatments. Vervain teas were consumed as tonics that were designed to promote relaxation while invigorating the spirit. The herb also supposedly promoted digestion, and was used to treat colic, nausea, diarrhea, and other intestinal complaints. Solutions and teas were also used as mouthwashes to freshen the breath and cut down on oral bacteria. Minor skin conditions such as itches and irritation have also historically been treated with this herb, often in the form of a bath additive.Few studies have been conducted to determine how effective this herb is.