Self Heal - Live Plant

Self Heal - Live Plant

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Description

Looking for a natural way to add some greenery to your living space while also promoting wellness? Look no further than the self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) plant, now available for sale!

This low-maintenance, easy-to-care-for plant is available in a 3.5” pot, all set to settle in its new home to produce exquisite tube-shaped flowers this summer that can vary from white to purple. With proper care and favorable growing conditions, you can see your self-heal plant thrive up to 1 foot tall. 

What prerequisites are necessary for achieving successful growth with Self Heal?

For successful cultivation of Self Heal, prioritize understanding its water, light, and soil needs. Self Heal does best with full sun to partial shade exposure.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Self Heal grows best in moist, well-drained soil.

Understanding the potential size of Self Heal is crucial. It's advised to space them 12-18 inches apart, as they can reach up to 6-12 inches in height and 12-24 inches in diameter.

Though Self Heal commonly flowers summer, there's a possibility it won't bloom until its second year, depending on when it's planted.

How can Self Heal be employed?

Historically, Self Heal has been renowned for its wound healer, immune support, with tea, tincture crafted from its leaves, flowers to harness its medicinal properties.

So, whether you are looking to add some natural beauty to your living space or promote wellness in your life, consider adding a self-heal plant to your collection today!

About Self Heal

The self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) plant is a hardy perennial herb that can be found all over the world but is native to Europe and Asia. It has been used for many years in traditional medicine to treat a wide range of illnesses, including skin conditions, digestive problems, and sore throats.

The self-heal plant has been investigated for its possible health advantages in addition to its conventional therapeutic uses. It is thought to contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, which make it potentially useful for boosting immune system health and fitness. Overall, the self-heal plant is a lovely and practical addition to any garden or herbal medicine collection, providing both a gorgeous appearance and potential health advantages.

 

How to Use Self Heal

  • Tincture: Fresh or dried self-heal leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried self-heal leaves are soaked for around 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Self-heal oil can be combined with beeswax to form an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial salve. 
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried self-heal leaves/flowers/stems can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a self-heal vinegar infusion.

Self Heal - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Self-heal an annual or perennial plant?

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) is a perennial plant that lives for more than two years and comes back year after year. As a perennial, it will typically die back in the winter and regrow from its roots in the spring, with the new growth producing flowers in the summer months.

 

How much space should be needed to grow a Self-heal Plant?

To ensure proper air circulation and avoid overcrowding, it is advised to space self-heal plants about 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) apart when planting them in a garden or container. Additionally, this will provide the plant adequate room to expand and grow without having to compete for resources with other plants.

 

What zone does Self-heal grow in?

Self-heal can grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9. In colder climates, it often experiences winter death and spring regrowth from its roots. It might keep growing all year long in areas with warmer climates. 

 

When should I harvest Self-heal?

Self-heal is best harvested while it is in its flowering stage, which, depending on where you live, is usually from June to August. The therapeutic effectiveness of the plant's leaves and blooms is at its highest at this time.

 

Does Self-heal flowers or fruit?

Self-heal produces small, tubular-shaped flowers that range in color from pink to purple and bloom in the summer months. It does not produce fruits but it does produce small nutlets that contain the plant's seeds which are dispersed by animals or through self-seeding to spread and grow in new areas.

 

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