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.