Self Heal Seeds
Self Heal Seeds
Chemical-free farm-grown Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 80-100 seeds)
Self Heal, Heal All, All Heal
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
North America, Europe, Asia
Self Heal is low growing, usually 6-8 inches in the wild, sometimes sprawling. In the garden it will grow to be over two feet tall in bloom with an abundant show of it’s unique purple flowers. It spreads by shallow rhizomes but does not spread invasively.
Likes a partly sunny spot with plenty of moisture but also does fine in most other conditions.
Seeds germinate easily and can be direct sown in fall or spring, or started in flats and transplanted out.
Plants can be cut back after flowering.
The aerial parts can be used fresh or dried. They are best harvested in full sun, and in early to late-bloom which is usually June though July on the Coast, but the leaves can be used fresh as a poultice at any stage of growth if needed.
Self Heal greens can be eaten as a pot herb.
Considered a generally cooling and strengthening tonic, Self Heal is good for clearing the body of liver heat and is useful in liver support formulas; the liver being the master of integration and assimilation in the body. It is lovely combined with equal parts peppermint and yarrow for a liver cooling infusion.
Self Heal is a great first aid plant to have in the garden, it’s astringent and antibacterial actions help speed wound healing. It makes a great fresh poultice for bites and stings. The tea or tincture can be taken to help sore throats, fevers, and diarrhea. It can be used as a mouth rinse or gargle for canker sores or mouth ulcers.
Native Plant Garden, Apothecary Garden, Woodland Garden, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Wild Foraging, Cut Flowers.