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                                                  Brand name:                          Chickweed                                                   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                         inflammation.                                                   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.                                                   Avoid If...                          No known medical conditions preclude the use of Chickweed.                                                   Special Cautions                          No side effects or precautions have been documented.                                                   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.                                                   Typical Dosage                          There are no general guidelines on record. Follow the manufacturer's                         instructions whenever available.                                                   Overdosage                          No information on overdosage is available.