Botanical Name: Stellaria media
Components: Chickweed is a wild weed from the carnation family that is identified by its long stem, paired leaves, and small white buds. The weed is harvested, dried, and chopped into fine shards for use in herbal remedies.
Overview: Chickweed is best known for its contributions to skin health – when used as a salve or poultice, this plant helps make skin smooth and soft, soothing irritation, itching, and dryness. Also, when consumed, chickweed helps the digestive and respiratory tracts, acting as a mild laxative, along with removing mucus from the lungs and easing sore throats and coughs.
Uses: Teas, tinctures, poultices, salves, or infused in oil. It can even be encapsulated.