Common Selfheal - Prunella Vulgaris

Prunella Vulgaris

Description:

Common selfheal is a widespread, creeping perennial that grows on lawns, on grassy roadsides or in light woodlands. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family. Its flowers are a violet-blue color, rarely white, and the plant can measure from 10 to 50 cm.

Traditions:

Selfheal is rich in tannin, and was used in the 16th century as a medicine to treat sore throats, and in compresses on wounds. It was also used to soothe tired, irritated or sore eyes. Other names for this plant include All Heal and Woundwort, since it was used extensively as a healing herb.

Properties:

Rich in polyphenols, Selfheal, when combined with Celosia, promotes lipolysis. It thus helps stimulate the burning of fat in adipose cells, to accelerate fat breakdown. It also helps slow down the multiplication and growth of fat cells, for a longer-term effect.