Plant Magick

Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Chickweed (Stellaria media) –

aerial parts, skin soother, with cooling, drawing action when applied to bites, stings and rashes (can be used straight from picking or crushed
first), helps to clear eczema, rheumatic joint conditions and varicose veins.

soothes internal organs as well due to high level of saponins, which help organ membranes to absorb nutrients better – used for gastritis, colitis, congested chest, blocked kidneys and gallbladder, lungs, sore throats and bronchitis

excellent spring tonic – high levels of vitamin A and C, as well as iron, copper, calcium and magnesium – juice or eat fresh in salads

slimming aid – stimulates urine, high saponin levels help to dissolve fat

Used as tea, eaten fresh in salads or pesto, as a bath oil or vinegar, applied to rashes, stings and bites.

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