Chickweed, Stellaria media
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Saponins, Coumarins and Flavonoids.
Vitamins: B-complex, C and D.
Minerals: Iron, copper, calcium, sodium.
Actions: Anti-rheumatic, Anti-pruritic, Vulnerary, Emollient, Nutritive.
Externally: itches, abscesses, boils, carbuncles, eczema, indolent ulcers, cuts, psoriasis, wounds, bruises. Constipation, anaemia.
BHP specific, topical application as an ointment in Pruritic skin eruptions.
Herbal extract: 25-60mL per week.
Energetics: Cool, sweet, moist, mildly bitter. Dosha: PK- V+.
Meridians: lung, spleen, stomach, large intestine, heart.