Chickweed is relatively mild and has been used as a food substance as well as a medicine. It is a common weed and grows everywhere in moist places and usually in gardens. Chickweed is rich in the minerals iron, copper, calcium and sodium and high in the vitamins C, B-Complex and D. It also contains smaller amounts of manganese, phosphorus and zinc. When combined with Marshmallow it makes a healthy ointment.
Chickweed has been used in the treatment of toxic blood, fevers and inflammatory processes. Chickweed has been said to dissolve plaque out of the blood vessels and help to eliminate fatty substances out of the body. Chickweed is known as a medicine as well as a food. Chickweed has also been used as a poultice for sore eyes, swollen testes, skin problems, burns and boils.
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Dried aerial parts (the herb)
Chickweed has been used as an appetite depressant, for bleeding, as a blood purifier, constipation, colon problems, bruises, hemorrhoids, congestion, obesity, skin disorders or rashes, ulcers, inflammed tissues, water retention and swollen testicles.
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