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Common Name: CHICKWEED
Scientific Name: Stellaria media

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Stellaria media
Stellaria media


  • Annual
  • Annual with a slender taproot and tiny white, star-shaped flowers.
  • Frost hardy

Culinary Uses

  • Add sprigs to salads.
  • Cook as a vegetable.
  • Liquidize with other herbs and vegetables as a tonic juice

Parts Used

  • Whole plant

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Soothing, cooling, saline (souterige) herb
  • Important skin herb - help where all other remedies failed
  • Relieves severe itchiness, promotes healing.
  • Externally: poultice/juice/ointment/cream - help itching, eczema, psoriases, vaginitis,
  • urticaria (galbulte) ulcers, boils, abscesses and varicose veins
  • Anti-rheumatic - reduce inflammation in rheumatic joints and encourage tissue repair
  • Internally: help rheumatism and chest infection
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