Chickweed - Stellaria Media
This Chickweed (Stellaria media) monograph is an excerpt from the 1999, first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA. The expanded 3rd edition materia medica, and additional herbal tidbits are also available as a kindle ebook at Amazon and details about this e-book are here.
Chickweed - Stellaria media in the Caryophyllaceae or Pink family
Parts used: Fresh succulent aerial parts.
Taste/Smell: Fresh, pleasant taste, can be used as salad greens.
Tendencies: Drying, cooling.
Dosage: Best grazed fresh from the garden or in salads; or 1:1 fresh liquid extract: 20-75 drops 1-4 times per day.
Use: (a) Nutritious, (b) Demulcent, (c) Diuretic.
Chickweed is used topically for skin eruptions, hemorrhoids, cuts, wounds, burns, etc. and internally as a spring tonic and rejuvenator.
Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.
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