CHICKWEED Stellaria media

Parts used

Entire herb

Properties

Alterative, antineoplastic, blood purifier, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, nutritive, pectoral, stomachic

Chickweed, Powder (Stellaria media)

Chickweed, Powder (Stellaria media)

Primary nutrients

Calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, sodium, vitamins C, D, and B-complex, zinc

Chickweed is valuable for treating blood toxicity, fevers and inflammation. Its mucilage elements are known to help with stomach ulcers and inflamed bowels. Chickweed can help dissolve plaque in blood vessels as well as other fatty substances in the body. It acts as an antibiotic in the blood and may be recommended as an anticancer treatment. Some have used chickweed to treat tumors.

It can be used as a poultice for boils, burns, skin disease, sore eyes and swollen testes. Chickweed is recommended to aid in weight loss and to break down cellulite. It is a mild herb and has been used as a food as well as medicine.

Primary Applications

Appetite, excessive
Blood impurities
Obesity
Ulcers
Bleeding
Convulsions
Rashes, skin

Secondary Applications

Arteriosclerosis
Bronchitis
Bursitis
Constipation
Eye infections
Hemorrhoids
Mucus, excessive
Poisoning, blood
Tissue, inflamed
Wounds
Asthma
Bruises
Colitis
Cramps
Gas
Lung congestion
Pleurisy
Testicles, swollen
Water retention

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