Chickweed (Stellaria media) is a great herb for the treatment of pulmonary issues, inflammation of the skin and for stomach and bowel complaints.
Chickweed can be helpful with asthma, scalds, burns, sore or inflamed eyes, cancer, ulcerated throat or mouth, blood disorders, bronchitis, swollen testicles, boils, tumours, haemorrhoids, coughs, colds, constipation and burning or itching genitals.
It is a good herb for topical treatments including wounds, inflamed surfaces and skin diseases. Eaten raw in salads or steamed, it is a very nutritious herb and can be very soothing and healing.
Chickweed can also be taken in tea form and has shown to be helpful in weight loss.