Chickweed
Latin Name: stellaria media
Alternative Name: starweed
Forms Available: herb

Chickweed - stellaria media - It is held in great repute among herbalists, used mostly in the form of an ointment. The fresh leaves have been employed as a poultice for inflammation and indolent, slow to heal or develop, ulcers with most beneficial results. A poultice of chickweed enclosed in muslin is a sure remedy for a boil or an external abscess. The water in which the chickweed is boiled should also be used to bathe the affected part. In herbology it is also used to support the urinary system. Some of its properties are demulcent, refrigerant, nutritive, cooling in the case of hot skin rashes -combined with dandelion and burdock in a tea, useful with skin problems and hemorrhoids. Chickweed is rich in calcium, potassium and iron. With its emollient and demulcent actions, it is an exceptional poultice herb and is excellent for skin irritations and eye inflammations. Itís also a mild and safe diuretic.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: With its emollient and demulcent actions, chickweed is an exceptional poultice herb and is excellent for skin irritations and eye inflammations. Itís also a mild and safe diuretic.

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