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  1. the selfheal, Prunella vulgaris.
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Origin of heal-all

First recorded in 1570–80
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Historical Examples of heal-all

  • The flowers of the Heal-all are purple or white and bloom from early spring throughout the summer and fall.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain

    Edith S. Clements

  • From April to July the purple blossoms of the self-heal, or heal-all, may be found in the borders of woods or in open grounds.

  • We have in the present day a popular remedy for cuts and other wounds, sold under the name of Heal-all.

British Dictionary definitions for heal-all


  1. another name for selfheal
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Word Origin and History for heal-all


native word for panacea, 1570s, from heal + all; applied to various plants since 1853.

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