centuries. It is a panacea, in other words a remedy claimed to be a curative for all problems or disorders or a cure-all. The plant is antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, hypotensive, stomachic, and used for many other ailments. An infusion of the plant is an excellent eye wash used to treat sties and pinkeye. It is taken internally as a treatment of fevers, diarrhea, or sores in the mouth or throat. It is used internally and externally as an antibiotic for hard to heal wounds and diseases. It shows promise in research for cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and many other maladies. Folklore proclaimed it to be a holy herb and was sent by God to cure all ailments of man. It was said to drive away the devil, which lead to the belief that Heal-All was grown in the Witches garden as a disguise. Native Americans used the root as a tea and it was drunk during ceremonies before going hunting. It was thought to sharpen the powers of their observation. to make a medicinal tea or infusion, add 1 ounce of dried or fresh herb to a pint of boiling water, sweeten with honey.