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: