Common selfheal

Prunella vulgaris

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Common Self-heal - You do believe in the idea genius The answer you planted into the seventh of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Raising Doubts project. Latin name: Prunella Vulgaris Artist family: Romantic Colour: Purple

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Description

The English name of this plant, Self-heal or Heal-all, reflects the many different health benefits it detains. So much so that this flower has been popularly used for centuries in many different countries around Europe, Asia and North America. Its users consult it to relieve sore throat, fever, diarrhea, internal bleeding, and as well to alleviate liver and heart maladies. A poultice of the plant can also be applied to irritated skin due to stinging nettle toxins. When you drink infused Common Selfheal, you free your body of any disease, infections, toxins and/or wounds.