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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Prunella vulgaris leaves/seeds for sale

Latin name: Prunella vulgaris
Family: Labiatae
Cashmerian name : Kalveuth
English: Self-Heal
Distribution: Afghanistan to Bhutan, Phalghanm, Sonamarag, Doda, Ramban, Banihal (Kashmir Himalaya)
Habitat : Open slopes, medows, forest clearings, streamsides in forests.
Status : Common
Medicinal use of Self-Heal : Self heal has a long history of folk use, especially in the treatment of wounds, ulcers, sores etc. It was also taken internally as a tea in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea, sore mouth, internal bleeding etc. In Korea it is used to treat oedema, nephritis, scrofula and goitre. The whole plant is alterative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary. It has an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Pseudomonas, Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi etc. It can be used fresh or dried, for drying it is best harvested in mid-summer. The plant is experimentally antibiotic and hypotensive.

Parts used : Leaves, Seeds

Uses : Useful in cough, haemorrhages, lung complaints, rheumatisim and piles, Flowers are also medicinal

Material available : Leaves, Seeds
The Jammu and Kashmir medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
"Ginkgo House", Nambalbal, New Coloney Azizabad, Via Wuyan-Meej Road, Pampore PPR J&K 192121
Ph: 01933-223705