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Prunella vulgaris - Self heal
Prunella vulgaris is an herbaceous plant in the genus Prunella.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Contains volatile oils, flavonoids, apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, tiliroside, triterpene glycosides including euscapic acid and tormentic acid, phenolic acids, and 3%–21% tannins.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)
|Simple||Opposite||Leaves narrow-to ovate-oblong, to 5 x 2.5 cm, base cuneate, margin subentire, apex obtuse, pilose; petiole to 2 cm.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Terminal spikes||Pinkish purple||4||Verticillate, to 3 x 2.5 cm(elongating to 5 cm in fruit), with flowers in whorls of 6; floral bracts leafy, ovate, to 6 x 4 mm, margin ciliate, purplish.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Easy to grow plant for any soil in full sun or partial shade. May be considered invasive. Attract bees and other beneficial insects. Good ground cover.