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Are you curious about the herbal uses of self heal? There are quite a few! Self-heal has a long tradition of use in many cultures.

With names like Self Heal and All Heal, you know there’s a long tradition of folkloric use with this herb. Modern herbalists also love this little plant.

Some of the herbal actions of self-heal include:

  • lymphatic
  • immunomodulator
  • hemostatic
  • astringent
  • vulnerary
  • demulcent
  • diuretic

Self-heal has astringent properties, but it is also somewhat demulcent and soothing to dry tissues. This is where many of the traditional uses, such as for sore throat and abscesses, come in. As far as actions go, I find it to be somewhat between plantain and yarrow. It’s cooling and astringent + demulcent like plantain, but has characteristics similar to yarrow (such as its styptic qualities.)

If you’d like to learn more about self-heal, you can read the full article over here

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