Chickweed (Stellaria media) — herbal remedies

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CHICKWEED (Stellaria media) 4

Used since ancient times, safe for all ages, the plant is well known to sooth and cool itchy and inflamed skin conditions such as severe itchiness, eczema, psoriasis, varicose ulcers, and nettle rash (hives); where other remedies have failed. Adding dry or fresh herb into a bath may reduce inflammation (rheumatic joints) and improve tissue repair. The juice may be used to treat earache.  Taking internally, the plant treats chest ailments, helps to purify the blood and detoxify the body; helping to dissolve the plaque which builds up in blood vessels.