Chickweed is used as a soothing eyewash and wound poultice. Plus, it is recommended as a main ingredient for a healing balm or ointment. Today its used for sin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and even minor burns.
Chickweed is a drawing herb meaning it draws toxins out of the body through pores. You can add it to your bath to help with reduce inflammation and encourage tissue repair. It makes a good stimulant for the skin and encourages healing. You can use it on acne, abscesses of the skin, and eczema, as well as duodenal and peptic ulcers
Stellaria media, and Stellaria spp, Mouse-ear, Adder’s Mouth, Tongue Grass, Alsine, Chick Wittles, Satinflower, Winter Weed, and Star Weed.
Aerial part of plant
Most often used as a tincture or ointment. Can be encapsulated or taken as a tea. For external applications it may be used in salves, infused in oil, or ointments,
Topical Uses / Applications:
Used as a soothing eyewash and wound poultice.
Not normally used in today’s world but many people still use is in salads, stews, and soups.
Coumarins, rutin, B vitamins, iron, saponins, thiamine, niacin, vitamin C
GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately.
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