Thursday, September 11, 2008

Healing Herbal Power VIII: Chickweed

Common Chickweed

Stellaria Media

Satin Flower ♦ Adder’s Mouth ♦ Stichwort or Stitchwort ♦ Scarwort ♦ Starweed ♦ Common Chickweeds Star Chickweed Mouse-ear Chickweed

Illustration from: Projekt Runeberg: Bilder ur Nordens Flora ♦ Author: C. A. M. Lindman, died 1928. Published 1917–1926. The copyrights have expired and this image is in the public domain

Scientific classification From Wikipedia

Photo: This image shows a macro photo of an only about 1 cm small Chickweed blossom This photo has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 License. It was taken on 04-16-05 by photographer Author André Karwath [aka Aka.]

Kingdom Plantae

Division Magnoliophyta

Class Magnoliopsida

Order Caryophyllales

Family Caryophyllaceae

Genus Stellaria

Species S. Media

Healing Powers

AlterativeDemulcentDiscutientMucilaginous ♦ Pectoral ♦ Refrigerant ♦ Resolvent

“Phyto-techniques” - Parts of the Plant Utilized


Traditionally or Folkloric Healing Applications

Bronchitis • Blood Disorders • Blood Poisoning (Tea combination with poultice) • Colds • Coughs • Constipations • Hoarseness • Inflammation (Bowels, Stomach, Lungs, Bronchial Tubes) • Pleurisy

External Use

Skin diseases ♠ Boils ♠ Scalds ♠ Burns ♠ Inflamed sore eyes ♠ Tumors ♠ Piles ♠ Ulcerated throat (gargle)

Plowed Results | Resultados Arados