Herb of the Day: Chickweed
Did you know Chickweed is best used for Psoriasis, Rheumatism and Hepatomegaly? #askHerbman
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CHICKWEED. Stellaria media L. German: Vogelmiere. French: Stellaire. Spanish: Pamplina. Chinese: Fran-lü. Herb.
Constituents: saponin glycosides, coumarins, flavonoids. Source of Vitamin C. ➡️Action: alterative, demulcent, emollient, vulnerary, anti-itch, antirheumatic, mild laxative. A ‘cold’ (refrigerant) agent, dispelling excess body heat. Cools, soothes and relieves irritation. ➡️Uses. Ancient English remedy for chronic skin conditions. Boils, painful eruptions, varicose ulcers, abscess, etc. Muscular rheumatism, inflamed gouty joints (ointment or poultice). Takes the heat out of itchy skin. ➡️Preparations. Thrice daily.
Tea: 2 teaspoons dried herb to each cup or, 1oz to 1 pint, boiling water; infuse 15 minutes. Fresh herb, double quantity; simmer 10 minutes: 1 cup.
Liquid extract BHP (1983). 1:1 in 25 per cent alcohol: dose – 1-5ml.
Tincture BHP (1983) 1:5 in 45 per cent alcohol: dose – 2-10ml.
Poultice: handful bruised Chickweed in muslin bag; use rolling pin until bag weeps juice; apply to affected area (varicose ulcer, etc). OR: 1oz dried leaves in bag; steep in boiling water; apply warm.
Chickweed Ointment. 1 part clean Chickweed to 4 parts fresh salt-free lard and 1 part vaseline. Place all in a stone jar in a hot oven. Steep 2-3 hours. Strain through a wire mesh strainer or clean cloth into
another jar. When cold, ready for use. Lotion: Use tea for cleansing.
Lotion. Take a pot or other suitable receptacle, fill with fresh Chickweed well pressed down. Pour on Sunflower seed oil to saturation point. Allow to steep for 2 weeks, strain and bottle. Apply lid or cap and use for eczema and other skin diseases. .
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