Self Heal Plants - Organic

Self Heal Plants - Organic
Heal wounds, infections, inflammation, sore throat, herpes, kidneys, painkiller, anti-viral, allergies, gut health, lymphatic system.
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Self Heal, Prunella vulgaris, is one of those incredible plants that seems able to do everything. Gerard said in the 16th century that no herb equals Self Heal for healing wounds, and a whole host of other things.

The genus name, Prunella, comes from the German word for quinsy, a severe sore throat caused by a tonsil abscess for which self-heal is said to be a cure. 

It is a great choice as a hot tea at the beginning stages of a cold with sore throat. In addition to fighting the virus, the demulcent qualities of self-heal will help to soothe and coat a dry, scratchy or irritated throat.

Self-heal has a long history as a wound-healing herb. The fresh leaf can be used as a poultice or compress to heal all cuts and wounds, or skin conditions including herpes, insect bites, burns, ulcers, abscess & boils etc.

Headaches and painful eyes that are worse at night are indications for self-heal. Self-heal is recommended for many types of eye complaints, including red eyes, conjunctivitis and eye-tearing. 

Self Heal shows to be helfpul for a number of broad-listing conditions: anti-inflammatory painkiller, for gingivitis, for osteoarthritis, HIV, herpes, diabetes, high blood pressure, even tubuerculosis, liver cancer, and endometriosis! And to top it all off, amnesia and dementia. Clearly there’s something amazing about this plant!

Internally it has been used for diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, sore throats, mouth & throat ulcers, piles, edema and kidney issues, lymphatics, mastitis, allergies, high blood pressure & gut healing.

Remember, the cells of your GI tract are the same type of cells that your skin is made of. When you have a plant that can help heal wounds and grow healthy skin tissue, that’s also going to apply to your guts. So whether it’s ulcerative colitis, IBS, Crohn’s, or just the aftermath of using NSAIDs, Self Heal will help get your guts back in order!

Much like Elderberry, research shows that Self Heal inhibits the binding ability of a virus, so that the virus can’t replicate. Which means that Self Heal is DEFINITELY a plant you want to put into your cold-sore salve, and at the first sign of a cold sore or other herpes outbreak, use the salve, or a compress of strong tea, and drink a bunch of the tea as well.

Self-heal is also a wonderful general tonic, especially in convalescence.

Self-heal is cooling and its constituent rosmarinic acid has been shown to protect skin cells from UVA and UVB radiation. In one study, researchers looked at self-heal as a herbal photo-protectant and concluded that self-heal may offer protection against the sun when used in dermatological products. While we are waiting for in-vivo tests to substantiate these findings, self-heal infused oils would be a nice addition to anyone’s skin regimen.

Self-heal tastes slightly bitter and slightly sweet with a hint of rosemary. You can enjoy eating the leaves and flowers in a salad blend or as a trail snack, or a fresh herbal tea.

Spiritually/Emotionally, Self-heal can help with spiral growth and help to give people hope, especially those suffering from chronic, long lasting illness. She can encourage self healing and motivation and support self transformation.
Self Heal is the flower of magic and fortitude, with the ability to see the wonder in small things and use those as stepping stones to get you through dark times.

It's an amazing herb that you definitely want growing in your garden!

Our herbs are organically grown and come in a recycled or compostable pot.

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