CROATIA. Chickweed (Stellaria media), Cut and Sifted, Certified Organic
Common names: Chickenwort, Craches, Maruns, Starweed, Tongue Grass, Winterweed, Passerina
Chickweed is a European plant that has become naturalized in many parts of North America and in temperate regions around the world. It is an annual, growing in the fall as a hardy weed, and 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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