Uses for Chickweed

 Chickweed (Stellaria media (L.))

Description - Chickweed grows in a unique, intertwined manner, and it has small white star-shaped flowers hence its Latin name, Stellaria media. Stems have a thin line of white hair that grows in a weave-like pattern. flowers are small, white, and are produced at the tips of stems and in angles between branches. The white petals are shorter than the 3-4mm long green sepals; each of the 5 petals is 2-lobed so the flower may appear to have 10 tiny petals.Chickweed leaves are oval with pointed tips that are smooth or slightly hairy.

Time of Year:  Early spring till end of summer (but can be year round if the weather is not bad)

Location: All of North American

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Nutrient Content
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins B6, B12 and D.


You can eat the Leaves and seeds.

Editable uses
  • Young leaves - raw or cooked as a potherb
  • Chickweed leaves are used by adding them raw to salads and sandwiches
  • They can be tossed into soups and stews When adding to a cooked dish, the stems and flowers can be used also.
  • Seed - ground into a powder and used in making bread or to thicken soups  (high in protein)
  • Very nutritious, they can be added to salads whilst the cooked leaves can scarcely be distinguished from spring spinach

Medical Uses
  • Soothe severe itchiness even where all other remedies have failed
  • Taken internally it is useful in the treatment of chest complaints and in small quantities it also aids digestion
  • It can be applied as a poultice and will relieve any kind of roseola and is effective wherever there are fragile superficial veins
  • It relieves constipation and be beneficial in the treatment of kidney issues
  • The extract is also used externally to treat rheumatic pains, wounds and ulcers. You can add it to bath water and it help encourage tissue healing
  • The squeezed juice of the plant has been used as an eyewash
  • A poultice can be used for varicose veins and hemorrhoids
  • A steam of the plant help with asthma 

Other Uses 
 Uses in all bath products, soap , shampoo, lotions, it is even added to mineral powder.....best stuff ever!! 

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