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1. (Plants) a low-growing European herbaceous plant, Prunella vulgaris, with tightly clustered violet-blue flowers and reputedly having healing powers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. (Plants) any of several other plants thought to have healing powers
Also called: allheal or heal-all
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a plant, Prunella vulgaris, having pinnate leaves and tubular violet-blue flowers.
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During my close-up study, I noticed something purple hiding beneath the greenery and discovered that this was common selfheal. Look up selfheal on your search engine and you will come across all sorts of ways to 'DESTROY THIS WEED!' This surprised me because I find this plant to be pretty and, over the years, it has been used in many beneficial ways.
Selfheal, a small, creeping plant that has various uses in herbal medicine.
Many wildflowers have reputed medicinal properties - ox-eye daisy, selfheal and plantain to name just a few - so there's the potential for many different types of animal to benefit from grazing on the wild side.
Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris, Zones 3 to 10) is a woundwort par excellence, doesn't mind wet feet, grows low, spreads vigorously, flowers prettily, and companions well with other herbs.
A flexible material is needed that can selfheal when punctured or torn while maintaining its useful properties.