Sunday Picture Post: Dr Prunella

After last week’s Poison, I thought I’d go for something more … beneficial.

Selfheal. A low-growing plant with odd-looking flower-heads: 26th June 2019

Selfheal, prunella vulgaris, is the herbalist’s heal-all. The leaves dried and steeped to make a tisane, it can be used to treat throat infections, or it can be applied topically to treat cuts and bruises, boils and abscesses, and those troublesome cold sores. Magic. Why don’t we use it more often? Which is not an invitation to go plucking the leaves off wild-growing plants.

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12 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Dr Prunella

  1. Saania2806 says:

    Pretty!
    Happy Sunday! ❤️🤗

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  2. These are beautiful! I love them! ❤

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    They look similar to something I’ve seen before. My first thought was they look like bees all dressed up in party clothes LOL Silly I know. Magical though.

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  4. Violet Lentz says:

    Although I don’t often get the chance to pursue it, I love the whole idea of wild crafting medicines. This sounds like a do all plant to have in ones garden if at all possible I will earmark it for further reference.
    on another subject, I went zip lining yesterday and saw some Arctic Poppies, they are a yellowish orange and look very similar to california poppies. I was in the air, so couldn’t get a pic, but we discussed them so i know for sure that is what they were.. Also a little poisonous purple flower called monks hood. very poisonous I guess, simply smelling it can cause paralysis… I’m off on a walk today to see if I can photograph either of them along the way….

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Monkshood, wow. Poisonous as hell. Stay away from that. But a beautiful flower. Some people grow it in their flower beds. Yikes. Not with kids around. 🙂
      And happy hunting … with the camera, not the rifle.

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