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Plant Information

Common Name: SELFHEAL
Scientific Name: Prunella vulgaris
Alternative Names: Heal-all

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Prunella vulgaris
Prunella vulgaris


  • Perennial
  • Creeping perennial, violet/blue/pink or purple flowers - summer to autumn
  • Hardy.
  • Full sun / light shade

Parts Used

  • Whole plant
  • Cut in summer when flowering.
  • Flowers in autumn

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Astringent, bitter, saline (souterige) wound healer herb with tonic activity
  • Diuretic, anti-bacterial and alterative
  • Powerful antioxidant and tissue protective activity - help chronic illnesses - promotes healing
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Stimulates liver and gall bladder
  • Heal inner bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease and diarrhea
  • Externally:
  • Lotion to treat vaginal discharge, minor injuries, burns , sores and hemorrhoids
  • Gargle for mouth inflammation and sore throat
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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