Self-Heal, the Common, or Prunella vulgaris, L. a native perennial plant, growing in meadows and pastures; bearing purplish flowers in the month of August. - It possesses an austere taste; and, though exploded from the list of healing plants, it may be eaten as salad, while young, and also boiled like spinach. - Cattle, in general, relish this herb ; and bees collect honey from its flowers.