Brunelle - Heal-all
- Prunella vulgaris


BRUNELLE. Cette plante se multiplie mieux de plant en raciné que de semences in Octobre. Elle se plaît à l’ombre & en terre grasse.

La brunelle est vulnéraire, détersive & astringent: on s’en sert dans les blessures d’armes à feu, après l’avoir écrasée & appliquée sur le mal. Elle est très-utile en tisane, décoctioin, aposeme, bouillons, dans le crachement de sang & les hémmorhagies. On en fait aussi des gargarismes dans les maux de gorge & dans le scorbut pour nettoyer les gencives.


HEAL ALL. This plant multiplies better from plant to root than from seed in October. She likes the shade & loam.

Heal All is vulnerary, cleansing & astringent: it is used in gunshot wounds, after having crushed & applied to the pain. It is very useful in herbal tea, decoction, broths, in coughing up blood and hemmorhages. It is also gargled in sore throats & scurvy to clean the gums.


It is under the dominion of Mars, hot, biting, and choleric; and remedies what evils Mars inflicts the body of man with, by sympathy, as vipers’ flesh attracts poison, and the loadstone iron. It kills the worms, helps the gout, cramp, and convulsions, provokes urine, and helps all joint-aches. It helps all cold griefs of the head, the vertigo, falling-sickness, the lethargy, the wind cholic, obstructions of the liver and spleen, stone in the kidneys and bladder. It provokes the terms, expels the dead birth: it is excellent good for the griefs of the sinews, itch, stone, and tooth-ache, the biting of mad dogs and venomous beasts, and purges choler very gently. Culpeper [1651].


The decoction of Prunel made with wine or water, doth join together and make whole and sound all wounds, both inward and outward, even as Bugle doth. Prunel bruised with oil of Roses and vinegar, and laid to the forepart of the head, assuageth and helpeth the pain and aching thereof. To be short, it serveth for the same that Bugle doth, and in the world there are not two better wound herbs, as hath been often proved. It is commended against the infirmities of the mouth, and especially the ruggedness, blackness, and dryness of the tongue, with a kind of swelling in the same. It is an infirmity amongst soldiers that lie in camp. The Germans call it De Braun, which happeneth not without a continual ague and frenzy. The remedy hereof is the decoction of Self-Heal, with common water after blood letting out of the veins of the tongue: and the mouth and tongue must be often washed with the same decoction, and sometimes a little vinegar mixed therewith. This disease is thought to be unknown to the old writers: but notwithstanding if it be conferred with that which Paulus Æegineta calleth Erysipelas cerebri, an inflammation of the brain, then will it not be thought to be much differing, if it be not the very same. Gerard [1597].

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