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common selfheal

Prunella vulgaris

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

A Lamiaceae family herb.

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

It does seem to be a panacea!. The wound healing is good to know.

I was told (naturally grandma told me about it, that they used it, when she was a kid) that this plant is good for intestinal disease, diarrhea, jaundice, bad wound healing and anaemia. Not quite sure if that all is true...

Wikipedia says:

Heal-all is both edible and medicinal.
It can be used in salads, soups, stews, or boiled as a pot herb. It has been used as an alternative medicine for centuries on just about every continent in the world ( asia mostly), and for just about every ailment, Heal-All is something of a panacea, it does seem to have some medicinal uses that are constant.
The plant's most useful constituents are betulinic acid, D-camphor, delphinidin, hyperoside, manganese, oleanolic acid, rosmarinic acid, rutin, ursolic acid, and tannins.
The whole plant is medicinal as alterative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
It is taken internally as a medicinal tea in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea, sore mouth and throat, internal bleeding, and weaknesses of the liver and heart.
Clinical analysis shows it to have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of pseudomonas, Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi, which supports its use as an alternative medicine internally and externally as an antibiotic and for hard to heal wounds and diseases.

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Any knowledge about the medicinal qualities of the plant? Nice picture!

Philipp Kickinger
Philipp Kickinger 9 years ago

danke!

kleine braunelle

Philipp Kickinger
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Philipp Kickinger

Gemeinde Göstling an der Ybbs, Niederösterreich, Austria

Spotted on Jul 18, 2010
Submitted on Jun 23, 2011

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