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