Common Herb Chickweed

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I love to read and study about herbs. I even grow a few in my home to use in cooking. I would love to grow lots outside, but I have a tiny yard and a dog. I was able to take a class about Herbs several years ago and I learned a lot from our Native American Teacher us all about them in the classroom and outdoors at her home. The uses are many in her culture. It was so interesting. Here are some easy ways to use your own herb plants at home. I wanted to share this on ehow in case someone out there is looking for a way to make their own herbal remedies at home. Read through everything first before beginning any processes. Have fun!

Chickweeds are medicinal and edible; they are very nutritious, high in vitamins and minerals, can be added to salads or cooked as a potherb, tasting somewhat like spinach. It is a common plant that is known for breaking down fat in the body. Chickweed water is an old wives tale remedy for obesity. You can eat it in salads–cooked, or fresh. Chickweed covers the ground when it grows. New research indicates its use as an effective antihistamine.

The decoction of the whole plant is also used externally to treat rheumatic pains, wounds, and ulcers. It is used to relieve constipation, coughs, and hoarseness, and is beneficial in the treatment of kidney complaints. It is a good diuretic, expectorant, laxative, refrigerant, and astringent.

Topically, Chickweed can be applied as a medicinal poultice and will relieve any kind of Roseola and is effective wherever there are fragile superficial veins or itching skin conditions. It is not tall.

Be sure to check out my many other herb articles in Bukisa.

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I am not a Doctor, nor do I make any medical or miracle claims.

some herbs cause allergic reactions in some people.

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