Stellaria media

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.

Copyright 1999 by Sharol Tilgner, N.D. (ISBN 1-881517-02-0) - all rights reserved.