The North American Chippewa and Iroquois Indians were known to have used Chickweed as an eye wash and wound poultice. Chickweed can be applied externally (as a poultice) to any skin problem including boils, burns, and sores in the mouth and throat. A Chickweed ointment is an excellent treatment for diaper rash. It is also used for breast inflammation during lactation (both internally and externally). Chickweed has been used on tumors. The mucilage content, known as a ‘demulcent,’ helps heal stomach ulcers, inflamed bowels, lungs and most any inflammation whether internal or external. Chickweed moistens phlegm and aids in its expectoration from the lungs, relieves sore throats, lowers fevers and soothes stomach and duodenal ulcers. It has also been used to break down cellulite.
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Chickweed can provide relief for: • Acne • Allergies/Hay Fever • Blood Poisoning/Blood Purifier • Bronchial Congestion/Coughs • Burns/Scalds • Cancer • Fatty Tumors • Cellulite • Cholesterol • Eyes (inflammation) • Gout • Hemorrhoids • Plaque • Psoriasis • Skin Rashes/Sores/Boils • Wounds