|Prunella vulgaris (Common Self-heal)|
Most are native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but Prunella vulgaris (the Common Self-heal) is Holarctic in distribution, occurring in North America as well, and is a common lawn weed. Prunellas are low-growing plants, and thrive in moist wasteland and grass, spreading rapidly to cover the ground. They are members of the mint family and have the square stem common to mints.
In the Pacific Northwest, its juice was used by the Quinault and the Quileute on boils. They also used the whole plant to treat cuts and inflammations. Ointments can be made by fixing the plant with grease. Dried Prunella (Chinese: 夏枯草) is used to make a herbal drink.
Prunella vulgaris is used as an ingredient in some bodybuilding supplements.
Prunella may refer to:
Prunella (bird), also known as accentors or dunnocks
Prunella (plant), also known as self-heal
Prunella (grape), French wine grape also known as Cinsaut
"Prunella" (fairy tale), an Italian fairy tale
Prunella (1918 film), 1918 silent film starring Marguerite Clark
Prunella (given name)
Prunella (horse), a Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare
Bargnolino (or sometimes prunella), Italian sloe gin, from Prunus spinosa (blackthorn, or sloe)Prunella grandiflora
Prunella grandiflora, the large-flowered selfheal, is an ornamental plant in the Lamiaceae family.Prunella laciniata
Prunella laciniata, the cutleaf selfheal, is a plant in the Lamiaceae family.Prunella vulgaris
Prunella vulgaris (known as common self-heal, heal-all, woundwort, heart-of-the-earth, carpenter's herb, brownwort and blue curls) is a herbaceous plant in the genus Prunella.
Self-heal is edible: the young leaves and stems can be eaten raw in salads; the plant in whole can be boiled and eaten as a potherb; and the aerial parts of the plant can be powdered and brewed in a cold infusion to make a beverage.
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