‘ Heal All’ Herb Used For Centuries For About Every Ailment Known To Man
Prunella Vulgaris has a long history of medicinal employ. It indicates antiviral and antibacterial properties, and in China it is used as an anti-cancer drug. It can also be used for the prevention and treatment of cognitive impairments links with Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia.
Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina Nakai( Labiatae) is commonly known as the’ self-heal’ herb or heal-all. It is widely distributed in Europe, Asia and North America.
Daily consumption of extracts from Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina may improve cognitive function in lab mice, tells a new analyze from South Korea. It is often observed growing in trash ground, grassland, woodland edges, usually on basic and neutral soils.
Once proclaimed to be a Holy herb and thought to be sent by God to cure all ailments of human or brute, and said to drive away the devil, which lead to the faith that Heal-All was grown in the Witches garden as a disguise. The root have allowed us to make a tea to drink in ceremonies before going hunting by one Native American tribe to sharpened the powers of observation.
Heal-All is edible and medicinal, can be used in salads, soups, stews, or simmered as a pot herb. Utilized as an alternative medicine for centuries on just about every continent in the world, and for just about every ailment known to man.
Prior to World War II, it was used to staunch bleed and for treating heart disease. A decoction of the foliages was used to treat sore throats and internal bleed. Although in western medicine it is used externally for treating minor injuries, sores, burns, bruises, it has far more powerful applications therapeutically.
The plants most useful constituents are Betulinic-acid, D-Camphor, Delphinidin, Hyperoside, Manganese, Oleanolic-acid, Rosmarinic-acid, Rutin, Ursolic-acid, and Tannins. The whole plant is medicinal as alterative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
A cold water infusion of the freshly chopped or dried and powdered foliages is a very tasty and refreshing beverage, weak infusion of the plant is an excellent medicinal eye rinse for sties and pinkeye.
It is taken internally as a medicinal tea in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea, sore mouth and throat, internal bleed, and weaknesses of the liver and heart. Clinical analysis indicates it to have an antibacterial action, impeding the growth of pseudomonas, Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi, which supports its employ as an alternative medicine both internally and externally as an antibiotic and for hard to heal wounds and cancers. It is proving promise in research for cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and many other maladies.
New data from scientists from Kyung Hee University and CJ Foods R& D indicated that 2 week of uptake of the’ heal-all’ extract was found to directly or indirectly activate the NMDA receptor in nerve cells, which relates to synaptic plasticity changes.
” The results of present analyze demonstrate that the sub-chronic administration of[ the standardized ethanolic extract of Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina] EEPV enhanced cognitive performance in the passive avoidance task in normal naive mice ,” they wrote in Phytotherapy Research.
” To our knowledge, the present analyze marks the first report of the role of EEPV in cognitive improvement resulting from adult hippocampal neurogenesis and the activation of various types of signaling cascades .”
Commenting on the potential bio-actives, the researchers point to rosmarinic acid as the key mediator of cognitive improvement.
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