Self-Heal Medicinal uses are extensive and the plant has been used for centuries to treat infections and other illnesses. Self-Heal (Prunella Vulgaris) is a perennial herb and belongs to the mint family. It is also known as heal-all, or allheal. They are low-growing plants, and thrive in moist wasteland and grass, spreading rapidly to cover the ground.
Self-Heal Medicinal Uses Overview
The entire plant, which is edible, can be used both internally and externally to treat a number of health complaints and wounds. The whole plant is considered as alterative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
Among its benefits, it may help in the treatment of:
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), diarrhea, colic, and stomach upset and irritation (gastroenteritis).
- Cold sores, Herpes simplex virus, HPV and even HIV, due to its antiviral properties.
- Skin infection such as abscesses and is very beneficial in stimulating the healing of wounds and burns.
- Ulcers, especially those in the mouth and throat.
- Sore, dry, scratchy or irritated throat.
- It also has styptic actions, staunching the flow of blood.
Self-Heal Herbal Preparations and Uses
Parts Used: Leaves & Flowers
- Tinctures & Teas
- Dried herbs
Self-Heal Herbal Recipes
- 1-2 tsp of the dried herb per cup of hot water.
- Bring the water to boil in a pot and add the dried herb to the water.
- Boil for 10mins and then lower the heat.
- Leave it to simmer for at least 1 hour.
- Strain and add honey if sweetness is required.
- Take two to three cups per day.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.