Featured Herb: Chickweed (continued from left)
patch of chickweed
indications: Chickweed is a moist, soothing & cooling medicinal as wellas a nutritious, deliciousedible green. Used as a poultice or in a salve, it is excellent in healing surface wounds, sores, ulcers, cuts or boils. Chickweed softens the skin and cools and calms itching, dryness, psoriasis, and irritation. A poultice can also bring relief to eye inflammations.

Taken internally, chickweed's cool, demulcent quality may help ease coughs & sore throats, expectorate mucous from the lungs, act as a mild laxative, and ease ulcers and irritations of the stomach. Taken internally, it also has a reputation to provide relief in rheumatis.

contraindications: None

note: This information is not a replacement for a trained herbalist. Please consult your medical professional before treating yourself or others with this or any other herbal remedy.