Vulgaris Herb Uses and
Prunella Vulgaris is an edible and
medicinal herb, and can be used in salads, soups, stews, or boiled as a pot herb. Used as an
alternative medicine for centuries on just about every continent in the world, and
for just about every ailment known to man, Heal-All is something of a panacea, it
does seem to have some medicinal uses that are constant.
Prunella's most useful constituents are Betulinic-acid,
D-Camphor, Delphinidin, Hyperoside, Manganese, Oleanolic-acid, Rosmarinic-acid,
Rutin, Ursolic-acid, and Tannins. The whole plant is medicinal as alterative,
antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative,
diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and
A cold water infusion of the freshly chopped or
dried and powdered leaves is a very tasty and refreshing beverage, weak infusion of
the plant is an excellent medicinal eye wash for sties and pinkeye.
Prunella is taken
internally as a medicinal tea in the treatment of fevers, diarrhea, sore mouth and
throat, internal bleeding, and weaknesses of the liver and heart. Clinical analysis
shows it to have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of pseudomonas,
Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi, which supports its use as an
alternative medicine internally and externally as an antibiotic and for hard to heal
wounds and diseases. It is showing promise in research for herpes, cancer, AIDS, diabetes,
and many other maladies.
There are no known safety issues or contraindications for using the herb
Recent research shows that application of
Prunella Vulgaris is helpful in controlling herpes outbreaks in guinea pigs and
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Gather flowering tops, and dry in small
bunches for later herb use, or tincture fresh. Store in cool, dry, dark,
place for best shelf life.
Prunella Vulgaris Folklore
Prunella Vulgaris was once proclaimed to be a Holy herb and
thought to be sent by God to cure all ailments of man or beast, and said to drive
away the devil, which lead to the belief that Heal-All was grown in the Witches
garden as a disguise. The root was used to make a tea to drink in ceremonies before
going hunting by one Native American tribe to sharpened the powers of observation.
Medicinal tea or
infusion: Add 1 oz. dried or fresh herb to a pint of boiling water, steep till cool,
take in ½ cup doses, sweetened with honey, as a general immune strengthener.
Article by Deb Jackson & Karen
Macleya cordata and Prunella vulgaris in oral hygiene products - their efficacy
in the control of gingivitis.
lentivirus replication by aqueous extracts of Prunella vulgaris
The ameliorating effect of
the extract of the flower of Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina on drug-induced
memory impairments in mice.
of Prunella vulgaris and rosmarinic acid on human keratinocytes.
Antiviral effect of
aqueous extracts from species of the Lamiaceae family against Herpes simplex
virus type 1 and type 2 in vitro.
Chemical properties, mode
of action, and in vivo anti-herpes activities of a lignin-carbohydrate complex
from Prunella vulgaris.
Immunostimulatory activity of aqueous extract
isolated from Prunella vulgaris.
Characterization of Antiestrogenic Activity of the Chinese Herb,
Prunella vulgaris, Using In Vitro and In Vivo (Mouse Xenograft) Models
Studies on germination
characteristics of Prunella vulgaris seeds
Prevention and Immunomodulation Activity of Prunella vulgaris L.
on Lung Cancer Jiangsu Provincial Academy of Chinese Medicine
Research of Anti-tumor Effects of the Extract of
Prunella Vulgaris L. on Lymphoid and Hematopoietic Malignancies in Vivo
SCREENING OF PRUNELLA VULGARIS L. –
AN IMPORTANT MEDICINAL PLANT OF KASHMIR
Rosmarinic Acid in Prunella vulgaris Ethanol Extract Inhibits LPS-induced
Prostaglandin E2 and Nitric Oxide in RAW264.7 Mouse Macrophages
Milk Thistle vs Prunella Vulgaris
Remedies for Herpes From Web MD
USDA Plants Database
Prunella Vulgaris Info
Read more about Prunella as a
promising natural Herpes remedy.
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