Monday, June 25, 2012

Common self heal or heal-all

Prunella vulgaris, known as common selfheal, heal-all, heart-of-the-earth, is a perennial herb and medicinal plant in the genus Prunella. It grows 5 to 30 cm high (2-12inches), with creeping, self-rooting, tough, square, reddish stems branching at leaf axis.
Heal-all is both edible and medicinal. It is often used in salads, soups, stews, and boiled as a pot herb. It has been used as an alternative medicine for centuries all over the world and for many ailments.

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