Common Chickweed

Description

Common Name: Common Chickweed
Scientific Name: Stellaria media
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae

Edible Uses :

  • It can be boiled and eaten as a green vegetable much like spinach.
  • Chickweed leaves can also be eaten raw as a savoury herb in salads and sandwiches, or chopped and added to soups, omelettes, stuffing, meatballs, pies or used as a garnish.

 

Medicinal Uses :

  • Chickweed was widely used as an anti-inflammatory herb.
  • Chickweed cream was used to soothe eczema, sunburn and insect stings as well as to draw out boils and splinters.

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