Observation  Detail
Plant Name   Prunella vulgaris
Self heal
Observer Eddie Risse    PROFILE
Date 2017-05-31
County Placer What Grows Here?
Coordinates 39.30901, -120.51264
Elevation 1785 meters
Location Description in a meadow- damp flat ground, grasses, onions, lily, pines all around location
Notes Heal-all is edible, and can be used in salads, soups, stews, and boiled as a pot herb. The Cherokee cooked and ate the young leaves. The Nlaka'pamux drank a cold infusion of the whole plant as a common beverage. The plant contains vitamins A, C, and K, as well as flavonoids and rutin. The young leaves and stems can be eaten raw in salads; the plant in whole can be boiled and eaten as a potherb; and the aerial parts of the plant can be powdered and brewed in a cold infusion to make a beverage. Topically, a poultice of the plant is applied to irritated skin, as a disinfecting agent and to pack wounds in the absence of other wound-care material. It is considered by the Chinese to "change the course of a chronic disease." The plant's chemical constituents include betulinic acid, D-camphor, D-fenchone, cyanidin, delphinidin, hyperoside, manganese, lauric acid, oleanolic acid, rosmarinic acid, myristic acid, rutin, linoleic acid, ursolic acid, beta-sitosterol, lupeol, and tannins. - info from wikipedia
Calflora ID po37976
Added 2017-05-31 Plant Observation Entry
Location Quality HIGH (2)
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