This herb is known for its broad medicinal uses and healing qualities. It's a beautiful and powerful mint family herbal. A creeping ground cover with beautiful medicinal blooms. Tasting like rosemary it also has a wonderful flavor. It's qualities are cooling and soothing. (Prunella vulgaris)
Why We Love It
Here are some of the reasons why we love Self-Heal...
1) WOUND HEALING - A wonderful combination of both astringent(ability to draw out, and constrict) and demulcent (soothing and moistening) makes self-heal amazing for wound healing. It also helps stop blood flow from a wound.
2) RESPIRATORY AID - Commonly used as an upper respiratory aid with sore, dry, scratchy throats and colds. It can be used whenever you feel symptoms coming on or as part of an immune-boosting formula.
3) DEFENDER - Self-heal has been used as an anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, skin protector and an infused oil is great to heal after burns, wounds, herpes and other skin issues.
How to Grow It
Here's how to grow Self-Heal:
|SUN||FULL OR PART SUN|
|MOISTURE||NOT PICKY, BUT DOES BEST WITH REGULAR MOISTURE|
|GROWING ZONES||USDA 6-9 (Not sure? Find your growing zone here)|
|SIZE||6-12 INCHES TALL & WIDE|
|PRO TIP||DEADHEAD FOR CONTINUAL BLOOMS AND PLANT HEALTH|
How to Harvest & Use It
Here's a great video about Self-Heal from the Herbal Jedi: