Monday, 5 August 2013


The Latin name for this plant is Prunella vulgaris which makes it sound too common. I love the older folk term which suggests something of its character, in this case the use as a general cure for minor diseases.  We can imagine the Friar from Romeo and Juliet gathering Self-heal in his basket, recognising it as one of the earth's "precious-juiced flowers."

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