This common weed is one of the best herbs
for relieving the discomfort of insect bites and other itchy skin conditions when rubbed
on the body.
Also it is beneficial for inflammation of
any membranes. The parts of chickweed sooth the skin.
Taken internally, chickweed has a similar
soothing and moistening effect on the lungs and stomach.
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
Apply externally for:
cuts or wounds
bites from mosquitoes and other insects
psoriasis, and other itching skin
scalp conditions - applied topically or
drunk as juice.
You can eat as much fresh chickweed as you
want. Chickweed is high in vitamin C, and the fresh herb can be eaten raw in a salad or as
a cooked green.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Chickweed is available in dried bulk, oil,
ointment, and tincture.