prunella vulgaris

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1-2 feet tall (50cm) Has distinctive flower cluster of purple and white flowers tightly pancaked together with green disks. Opposite leaves, reddish square stem. A great nourishing edible herb in the mint family. It has similar properties to mint, but doesn't taste or smell like mint. The whole plant is edible. It’s called “Heal All” because it is said to be able to heal just about anything. It has more rosemarinic than rosemary. Very popular for its use with Herpes simplex 1 and 2. Also used for kidney problems, AIDS, liver, heart, tumors, cancer, diabetes, abrasions, cuts, bruises, sprains, ulcers, diarrhea, fever, sore throat, laryngitis. astringent. You can make tea, salves, creams, use in salads, or make cold water infusions by putting chopped, crushed or powdered leaves in cold or luke warm with broad arrowhead-shaped leaves. It’s a major adaptogenic
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The SKI306X tablets were prepared by extracting a mixture of 3 crude herbal components (dried root of Clematis mandshurica, dried flowers and stem of Prunella vulgaris and dried root of Trichosanthes kirilowii, 1:1:2 (w/w), respectively) in 7 times its volume of 30% (v/v) ethanol--water, at 85 [degrees]C for 6h.
The individual medicinal plant extracts, Clematis mandshurica (Clematis), Prunella vulgaris (Prunella) and Trichosanthes kirilowii (Trichosanthes), a gift from SK Chemicals Co.