Ma Bian Cao (Verbena)
Chinese Herb: Ma Bian Ca (Verbena)
Verbena Officinalis; Verbenae Herba
Ma Bian Cao, or European Verbena, has appeared in various herbalist notes for over 1,500 years. As a blood-invigorating herb, Ma Bian Cao aids the body in increasing blood circulation to disperse stagnation of blood and fluids from traumatic injury, joint soreness, and pain. Ma Bian Cao is versatile because it is cool and can help clear heat from the swelling brought forth by injury.
Ma Bian Cao is bitter and cool in energy and acts upon the Liver and Spleen meridians.