Chickweed Herb Profile
Also known as
Stellaria media, and Stellaria spp, Mouse-ear, Adder's Mouth, Tongue Grass, Alsine, Chick Wittles, Satinflower, Winter Weed, and Star Weed.
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.
Coumarins, rutin, B vitamins, iron, saponins, thiamine, niacin, and vitamin C.
The entire aerial part of plant.
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.
Excessive doses have in rare occasions induced vomiting and/or diarrhea.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.