Mountain Rose Herbs

Chickweed

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Spanish Translation: Pamplina

BOTANICAL NAME

 Stellaria media (L.) Vill.

Plant Family: Caryophyllaceae

 OVERVIEW

Chickweed is an English herb easily recognized by its straggling, succulent stems bearing paired leaves and white star shaped flowers. It is said that there is no part of the world where chickweed doesn't grow; it is even found in the North Arctic regions.

CONSTITUENTS

Coumarins, rutin, B vitamins, iron, saponins, thiamine, niacin, and vitamin C.

PARTS USED

The entire aerial part of plant.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Most often used as a tincture or ointment. Can be encapsulated or taken as a tea. For external applications it may be used in salves, infused in oil, or ointments.

 PRECAUTIONS

 Specific: No known precautions.

General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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