- a plant, Prunella vulgaris, of the mint family, having pinnate leaves and tubular violet-blue flowers, formerly believed to have healing properties.
- any of various other plants believed to have similar properties.
Origin of selfheal
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- a low-growing European herbaceous plant, Prunella vulgaris, with tightly clustered violet-blue flowers and reputedly having healing powers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
- any of several other plants thought to have healing powers
Also called: allheal, heal-all
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