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Did you know that self heal and herbal first aid have a long tradition together? This herb has a long history of use for wound care. This is because of the styptic, astringent, and vulnerary properties.

It was used both to help stop bleeding as well as to keep wounds clean while they healed.

Traditional wound care includes use externally for boils, burns, cuts, and scrapes. Internally, self-heal was found helpful for sore throats and oral care, as well as ulcers in the mouth or digestive tract. 

You can also read my full article about self-heal if you are curious for more info. I go into more depth about many of its uses, including the first aid applications! 

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