Prunella vulgaris

Common Self-Heal - Prunella vulgaris

Family: Labiate Family (Lamiaceae)
Common names: Little Prunelle
Flowers: inflorescence from capitate heaped flower whorls, sitting on the uppermost pair of leaves, beater with 4 - 6 blue or purple violet love flowers, corolla tube straight, upper lip helmet-shaped, lower lip 3-piece
Leaves: opposite
Roots: Plant with creeping, above-ground, root-forming foothills
Habitat: Meadows, pastures, parks, lawns, banks, forest roads, on fresh or moist soils in bright locations, indicates nutrient richness
Collection time: from May till October
Use: Early diphtheria
Earlier, the small brown cell was an important remedy for diphtheria, which was then often and very feared. The diphtheria is also called "neck tan," which probably gave Prunella her name. But the brown is still a medicinal plant that can be used against throat infections.
The ingredients of the plant are essential oils, flavonoids, bitter substances, tannins and triterpene saponins. In China, it is still highly valued today and so this tea is offered for sale on every street corner. In addition, this plant is used in soups and salads to strengthen the body's defenses.