it was also used to soothe inflammation of the mouth and as a gargle for sore throats
(Selfheal; Woundwort) was once hailed as a universal panacea. it prefers open, sunny locations, and loamy soil. Allheal will grow up to a foot tall (30cm), bearing small blue and purple flowers on compact spikes all summer. Much loved by bees, it is an excellent choice for meadow gardens.