Self-heal (also known as heal-all) is a common North American wildflower and member of the mint family that is found all over North America clear up to the Arctic Circle, as well as Europe (including Britain) from Norway south and east to North Africa and temperate Asia. It is used for a variety of uses in many countries across the globe: it can be eaten fresh as a salad or cooked in soups and stews, a refreshing tea or as a olive-green dye. Medicinally, it is used for the treatment of wounds, ulcers, sores and is known to have antibacterial properties. This one was found growing at the top of Hurricane Ridge in Washington's Olympic Mountains.
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