Prunella Vulgaris, heal-all and many names

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    AAnightowl Young Pine

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    Self-Heal Plant - The Lost Herbs

    Here is an interesting article about Prunella Vulgaris, aka Self heal, heal-all, all heal, and many other names.

    When I got bitten by a copperhead in 2014, I had to have surgery on my hand to remove the necrosis. I had found this plant in my field a year or two before, and looked it up. I moved some to my garden, and it comes up wherever. (It is not invasive like kudzu the vine that ate the south...) Anyway, I made tea with it and used it as a wound wash as often as I changed the dressing on my hand. It healed completely within 10 days, and both of my doctors were very impressed. I used the tea and A&D ointment as I am allergic to antibiotics.
     
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    This grows all over my lawn (aka mowed wild meadow). I didn't know what it was until my son in law pointed it out. His father makes tea from it regularly. I do not but I found it very interesting. The Bees sure love the flower.
     
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    I put some of it in flower pots for when I want some, because DS mows all kinds of things I would not. Thankfully, I do most of the mowing, but the other day he was being helpful.
     
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    This grows wild here too.
     
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    We have a lot of it's cousin in our garden, but of course not that one! It should grow wild in the woods or meadows around here, so I'd best take a look. Thanks for the tip!
     

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