HA KU CHOU aka Prunella vulgaris, allheal, blue curls, blue Lucy, brownwort, brunella, carpenters weed, common self heal, dragonhead, heal all, heart of the earth, Hercules woundwart, hook-heal, hookweed, prunella, self heal, sicklewort, slough-heal, thimble-flower, thimbleweed, wild sage
Propagate : cuttings, seeds
Light : sunny
Water : 1-2 times a day
Soil : good drainage, versatile
Fertilizer : not necessary
It's a very versatile plant that can grow in most tropic climate. It can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions.
All parts of the herb are edible, and you can add its leaves to salads or other recipes.
Prunella vulgarisis also known as “heal-all” due to its traditional use in healing wounds, throat infections, and several other ailments. The possible health benefits of this plant are attributed to several of its compounds. These include flavonoids, tannins, and ursolic, rosmarinic, and oleanolic acids, which may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Diabetes Care: Prunella vulgaris may help prevent complications associated with diabetes, a disease marked by high blood sugar levels.
Prunella vulgaris is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries to treat infections and other illnesses. Hence, it got its namesake - heal-all.
Some studies show it may help fight inflammation, protect against cancer, prevent diabetes complications, and treat herpes. However, most research on this herb has been limited to test-tube and animal studies. Much more research in humans is needed.