<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Chickweed
 
  CHICKWEED   
 

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(Stellaria media)
Common names: Adder's Mouth, Indian Chickweed, Satin Flower, Scarwort, Star Wort, Stitchwort, Tongue-grass, Winterweed.

Chickweed

   
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Parts Used: All. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: Commonly grows all over Europe and North America.

Native Americans have used chickweed to treat many types of internal inflammations, including bronchitis and pleurisy.

The tea may be used as a general tonic as well as used externally to treat skin wounds, ulcers, boils, swollen eyes, and psoriasis.

A strong tea can be used to treat severe constipation.

 

Preparation:

TEA:

  1. Add 1 ounce of dried chickweed to 1 pints of water. Cover.
  2. Simmer until only one pint is left.
  3. Strain and discard leaves.
  4. Dosage: Take 3-4 ounces every 2-3 hours.

CONSTIPATION TEA:

  1. Add 3 heaping teaspoons of Chickweed to 1 quart of water.
  2. Cover and boil until reduced to one pint.
  3. Strain and discard leaves.
  4. Dosage: 1 warm cupful every 2-3 hours until relieved.
 
 
 
     
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