Chickweed Tincture (Stellaria media)
Aka Chickweed, Chickenwort, Craches Maruns, Winterweed, Starweed, Starwort, Mischievious Jack
Chickweed can alleviate inflamed mucous membranes & facilitate the breakup of secretions from the membranes. It acts as a demulcent & expectorant, helping to clear mucous & ease congestion in the lungs.
High in many nutrients, including vitamin C & antioxidants, Chickweed helps to relieve inflammation in the nose, sinuses & respiratory tract, helping to eliminate the underlying cause of infection.
Chickweed is a natural appetite suppressant, & supports healthy thyroid function which is essential in the smooth running of the body’s metabolism. It contains natural lecithin which specifically aids in fat metabolism.
Chickweed functions both as a mild laxative & a diuretic, helping the body to rid itself of toxins through the kidneys & the bowels. It also balances the beneficial bacteria in the gut, providing the optimum environment for healthy digestion.
Chickweed serves as a skin rejuvenator. It has a cooling and drying effect on wounds, bites & minor burns. As an astringent, Chickweed can be used draw out splinters & help to heal the wound left behind.
With anti-inflammatory, antiseptic & antifungal properties, infusions of Chickweed can be used to treat a number of skin complaints including; boils, sores, rashes, wounds, eczema and psoriasis. It will also relieve the itching & inflammation that accompanies many of these conditions.
In European folklore and magic, Chickweed was used to promote fidelity, attract love and maintain relationships.
Chickweed is under the dominion of the moon, and is therefore associated with feminine energy, love and fertility. Due to its presumed ability to attract the perfect mate it was a common ingredient in love potions.
High in vitamin C, sailors used Chickweed vinegar to prevent scurvy when fresh citrus was unavailable. It also makes a great addition to salads, soups, and stews.
Chickweed contains; ascorbic-acid, beta-carotene, calcium, gamma-linolenic-acid, flavonoids, magnesium, niacin, oleic-acid, potassium, riboflavin, rutin, selenium, thiamin and zinc.
No reported contraindications.
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