Prunella vulgaris 


Names and Myths

Prunella originally

Brunell German bruen an inflammation of the throat.

vulgaris common

Natural history / Folklore

European herb introduced due to the belief that it could to heal all. Since each flower had a mouth and a throat it was believed to work especially well for mouth and throat ailements.17 Spring leaves boiled for mouthwash, plant is astringent and helps stop bleeding.22 Medical research has not born out any of the claims.39


May – October  Square stem characteristic of the mint family. Irregular purple flowers, leaves in pairs. Roadsides, fields and lawns.

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