Free Rabbit Food: Self-Heal

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This is the first post in a series where I show you the seasonal wild, free foods that I feed to my rabbit herd. It’s good for them and cheap for me, so it makes us all happy!

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Self-heal, otherwise known as heal-all, purple deadnettle or Prunella vulgaris, is a herbaceous plant common to North America, Europe and Asia. It’s edible to humans both cooked and raw and contains vitamins A, C and K as well as flavonoids and rutin. It can also be used medicinally as a poultice to heal wounds or irritations.

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I have a whole field of this stuff popping up this spring, and the bunnies are loving it. I’ve been giving them all a great big handful each day and it disappears fast. Maybe your bunny would enjoy it too?

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Caraway is about to mow down this pile to nothing

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