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Did you ever think that you could drink chickweed?…

Chickweed: Stellaria media

Internal uses: Rheumatism,  inflamed joints, sooths urinary system, gastric and peptic ulcers.  Blood purifier. Can be used to treat bronchitis, arthritis and cold symtoms.

External uses: Boils, Varicose veins, eczema, contact dermatitis, rashes, nappy rash, minor skin wounds insect bites and bee stings. Can be used as an ointment, lotion or compress.

An edible weed: Can be used as a vegetable or salad green.

Cautions: Not to be used by pregnant or nursing women or children

Nutrients: Beta-carotene ( Vitamin A pre-cursor) B vitamins ( B1 Thiamin,B2 Roboflavin, B3 Niacin. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Bio-flavenoids( including glycoside rutin) Courmarins, GLA/Gamma-linoleic Acid( omega-6 essential fatty acid)

Minerals: Calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, silicon, zinc

Dosage: One cup 2  times a day

Watch this short video by Susun Weed on the Chickweed:

2 thoughts on “Did you ever think that you could drink chickweed?…

  1. I never even knew a thing about chickweed, let along it even existed lol, but thanks to you, I’ll be researching more into it now:))

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