Other Names: Chickweed, Common Chickweed, Indian Chickweed, Scarweed, Scarwort, White Bird's Eye, Adder's Mouth, Passerina, Satin Flower, Starweed, Star Chickweed, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tongue-Grass, Winterweed, Bird Herb, Cluckweed, Chick Wittle, Stellaria Media
Traditional Usages: Cleansing Tonic, Relives Tiredness and Debility, Muscular Rheumatism, Boils, Skin Abscesses, Skin Problems, Psoriasis, Acne, Allergy, Painful Eruptions, Varicose Ulcers, Insect Bites, Gentle Laxative, Obesity, Inflamed Gouty Joints, Itchy Skin, Tea for a Cleansing Tonic
Resources: Asia, Europe, North America, China
Parts Used: Leaves, Stems, Roots, Flowers
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Chickweed - Herbal remedy for Flushing: Infuse 1 teaspoonful of the dried herb in a cup of boiling water for seven minutes. Then strain and cool. Take three cups of chickweed tea daily one before each meal.
Chickweed - Herbal remedy for Hives: Use poultices made from crushed chickweed leaves. A poultice of crushed chickweed leaves is a good remedy for itchy skin. Some people make a paste of crushed leaves and water and apply it to the hives, replacing it when the paste dries and crumbles.
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