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Chickweed overview

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Chickweed - with flower detail inset

aka Chickenwort, Craches, Maruns, Winterweed
Family: CAROPHYLLACEAE[1]

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This lovely low-growing, trailing weed is delicious, the whole herb is used in salads, soups or stir frys and as a herbal tea.

Chickweed is very high in Protein and minerals. It is very high in Vitamin C and is excellent for helping to dissolve fats in the body. Helps to liquify and remove mucous from the Respiratory tract. Is used to stop bleeding and inflamation from the lungs, bowels and stomach.

Used as a poultice it is wonderful for rashes and sores and a great scrub for acne.

Is excellent for weight reduction, particularly in discouraging fat retention.


Description



Chickweed - Stellaria media

 


Chickweed is an annual herb which grows to about 30-35 cm high; chickweed typically develops a sprawling mass of intertwined stems up to 70 cm in length.

Each stem node grow pairs of oval leaves that vary in size up to 15mm long.

When blooming (throughout its growth period) the plant displays white flowers, 7 mm across, with usually five, two-parted petals that are shorter than the sepals, are followed by oval seed pods.

A line of hairs runs up one side of the stem changing to the other side when it reaches the leaf node.

At Middle Path, Chickweed is a welcome winter friend which we see starting to sprout around April / May.






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References

 [#]SourceTitle and link to resource if available
[1]  WikipediaStellaria media
[2]  The Australian Naturopathic NetworkStellaria media (Chickweed)
[3]  Mrs. Grieves A Modern Herbal Chickweed
[4]  kingdomPlantae.netChickweed
[5]  Hedgerows, Hedges and Verges of Britain and IrelandCommon chickweed (Stellaria media)
[6]  Herbs2000Chickweed
[7]  Jim Duke’s Farmacy - USDAPhytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
[8]  online Herbal EncyclopediaChickweed
[9]  PlantNETStellaria media
[10]  Florabase *Stellaria media
[11]  West Highland FloraChickweed
[12]  Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)Stellaria media
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