CROATIA. Chickweed (Stellaria medina), Cut and Sifted, Certified Organic
Common names: Chickenwort, Craches, Maruns, Starweed, Tongue Grass, Winterweed
Chickweed is a European plant that has become naturalized in many parts of North America. It is an annual, growing in the fall as a hardy weed, resistant to most agricultural herbicides. Known active components include anthroquinones including emodin, saponins, coumarins, phytosterols, and flavonoids.
It is used for both internal and external inflammation. Chickweed, applied as a poultice or added to a bath, can relieve severe itchiness accompanying eczema, nettle rash, varicose veins; aid in healing boils and accesses; or soothe inflamed joints. The tea is said to be helpful for urinary tract inflammation, and as a tonic for fatigue.
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University of Maryland Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide: Eczema. (Accessed November, 2017).
Herbs2000.com: Chickweed. (Accessed November, 2017).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As with any herbal medicines, you should contact your doctor to ensure Chickweed is right for you.