Chickweed (Stellaria media), is a cool-season annual plant.
It is used as a cooling herbal remedy.
Chickweed has a very long history of herbal use, being
particularly beneficial in the external treatment of any kind
of itching skin condition. Chickweed relieves itching and
inflammation and is generally soothing and moisturizing.
The whole plant is astringent, carminative, demulcent,
diuretic, expectorant, laxative, tonic.
Chickweed is particularly high in vitamin C)
and mucilage, and also provides rutin, para amino benzoic
acid (PABA), gamma linolenic acid (GLA, an omega-6 fatty
acid derivative), niacin, riboflavin (B2), thiamin (B1),
beta carotene (A), magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium,
zinc, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, selenium, and silicon.
Externally, chickweed relieves itching and inflammation and
is generally soothing and moisturizing. It can be used for
any minor skin infections or irritations, and is an ingredient.
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