Allheal "Prunella vulgaris" Seeds
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Sweet, low growing perennial with a creeping habit and upright flowering stems with compact purple flowers all summer.
Prefers part shade and ample moisture. These plants can handle severe neglect and survive. Traditionally, this herb has been used for healing a variety of wounds and skin problems.
The aerial parts of the plant are astringent and antiseptic. It has also been used internally for sore throats, bleeding gums, and hemorrhoids.
In Chinese medicine the cooling flowers stimulate the liver and gallbladder when these systems are out of balance.
Easy to grow and great ground cover in a shadier garden. Perennial Hardy to zone 4.
This species also goes by the names Common Self-heal, Heal-all, Allheal, and Woundwort.
Prunella vulgaris is a short growing plant that ranges in height from 2 to 12 inches. Prunella vulgaris produces tubular flowers that are two lipped. The upper lip is a purple hood and the
bottom lip is often white.
The flowers attract both butterflies and bumblebees. Prunella vulgaris will spread via creeping and self-rooting stems.
The young leaves and steams of Prunella vulgaris can be eaten raw in salads.
The whole plant can be boiled and eaten as a potherb. Also, the aerial parts of Prunella vulgaris can be powdered and brewed in a cold infusion to make a beverage.
The plant contains vitamins A, C and K.
A poultice made from the plant has been used to treat irritated skin and in emergencies used to pack wounds in the absence of other medical supplies.
The plant has been used to treat inflammation of the mouth and as a gargle for sore throats.
Prunella vulgaris has also shown anti-viral properties, antihyperglycemic effects, and can been used as an allergy suppressant.
The plant's chemical constituents include betulinic acid, D-camphor, D-fenchone, cyanidin, delphinidin, hyperoside,
manganese, lauric acid, oleanolic acid, rosmarinic acid, myristic acid, rutin, linoleic acid, ursolic
acid, beta-sitosterol, lupeol, and tannins