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SELF-HEAL

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Prunella vulgaris. N.O. Labiateae.

Synonym ► Heal All.

Habitat ► Pastures and wastes.

Features ► Stem square, smooth, up to a foot high. Leaves in pairs, one pair one side of stem, next pair opposite side ; short-stalked, slightly hairy on top side, entire at edges, broad based tapering to point, about one inch long by half-inch across. Flowers small, purplish-blue, upper lip upright, lower lip jagged, bloom in dense terminal bunch at end of stem.

Part used ► Herb. Action ► Astringent.

The 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion is taken in wineglass doses for internal bleeding, used blood-warm as an injection in leucorrhea, and may be used to gargle sore and relaxed throats.

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