Simple Herbal Extracts | Self Heal


Self Heal

Botanical Name

Prunella vulgaris

Part Used

flowering tops



Traditional Information*

A little known herb in the West, but is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for liver fire rising symptoms (red eyes, headaches, dizziness) and to clear heat and dissolve nodules. This latter use stems from Self Healís effects as a lymphatic tonic used for swollen glands, lipomas and mastitis (use with Figwort). It is an antiviral agent, anti-inflammatory, and astringent used for herpes lesions, pyorrhea, and sore throats.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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