Scientific NamePrunella vulgaris
Other Common Names:
Healall is a perennial from stolons with square stems and light blue to purple flowers. Healall is primarily a weed of turfgrass and lawns, but is also found along roadsides or occasionally in pastures and hay fields.
Healall is arranged oppositely along the stem, oval-shaped in outline. Leaves are approximately 3/4 to 3 1/2 inches in length and 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches wide. Lower leaves occur on petioles while upper leaves may not. Leaves are usually without hairs or only slightly hairy. All leaves have 'crinkled' upper surfaces.
Heal-All is edible and medicinal, can be used in salads, soups, stews, or boiled as a pot herb. Used as an alternative medicine for centuries on just about every continent in the world, and for just about every ailment known to man, Heal-All is something of a panacea, it does seem to have some medicinal uses that are constant. The plants most useful constituents are Betulinic-acid, D-Camphor, Delphinidin, Hyperoside, Manganese, Oleanolic-acid, Rosmarinic-acid, Rutin, Ursolic-acid, and Tannins.
Flower Seed Head
Healall's flowers occur in spikes at the ends of erect stems. Many 2-lipped flowers occur in clusters in these spikes at the ends of the erect stems. Individual flowers are are tube-shaped and light blue to purple in color.
A brown nutlet contains 1 seed each. Four nutlets occur per flower.
Healall is found throughout Europe, Asia, Japan and the US.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval