from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The name of a plant, cat's valerian, Valeriana officinalis. The clown's allheal, or clown's woundwort, is Stachys palustris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A name popularly given to the officinal valerian, and to some other plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun any of many
plantssupposed to have broad healing powers
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His raw skin stung, but the motion of the soft cloth felt good, and he smelled the faint spicy scent of allheal tea.
By now Kellen had finished working the allheal into Vestakia's ankle, and he began winding the linen bandage firmly about her foot-not too tight, or it would cut off the circulation.
Vestakia dipped the cloth in the bowl beside her and began to bathe Kellen's face again with the allheal tincture.
Well, if whatever was in the bottle had allheal in it, the stuff might do Vestakia some good.
He pulled out the jar of allheal salve and a roll of bandages.
He knew he'd done all that he could do with his Wildmagery, and that the rest was up to the Gods, so Kellen began cleaning and bandaging Jermayan's wound as well as he could, wiping the still-oozing blood away with a dampened cloth, applying allheal to the bruised flesh, making a thick linen pad to place over the ugly wound in Jermayan's side.
After that, all that was left to do was to light the lanterns, build a fire, and feed the animals while the tea was brewing-allheal, he thought, since both of them could use it.
Kellen forced himself to try to relax as Jermayan worked the allheal into the aching muscles of his neck and shoulders and arms.
An application of allheal should see her right, but he wasn't sure that they dared stop for it now.
Kellen set his teeth and refused to complain as Jermayan worked the allheal into his aching side, working with no more respect for Kellen's flinches than if Kellen had been a bowl of dough.