Latin name: Stellaria media
Other names: Adder's Mouth,
Passerina, Satin Flower, Starweed,
Stitchwort, Tongue-grass, Winterweed
A Remedy For
Chickweed has not gained official
recognition as a remedy, but is
sometimes taken for gout, joint
stiffness, tuberculosis, and blood
diseases. Applied externally, it's
also used for psoriasis, eczema, and
other skin diseases; wounds and
burns; hemorrhoids; and eye
What It Is; Why It Works
This long, heavily branched,
creeping weed is found worldwide. Its
popularity with birds probably
accounts for its name. The above-ground
portions of the plant are used
medicinally, either fresh or dried.
No known medical conditions preclude
the use of Chickweed.
No side effects or precautions have
Possible Drug Interactions
No interactions have been reported.
Special Information If You Are
Pregnant or Breastfeeding
No harmful effects are known.
How To Prepare
For internal use, Chickweed can be
made into a tea. For skin problems, it
can be used as a bath additive or
applied in a compress.
There are no general guidelines on
record. Follow the manufacturer's
instructions whenever available.
No information on overdosage is