Chickweed 100+ Organic
Non-GMO, Heirloom, Open-Pollinated Seeds
Chickweed is a not only a super plant in terms of its nutritional acclaim, but it’s also delicious. The flavor is often compared with corn silk. It’s pleasant and mild.
Chickweed is excellent raw--use it like sprouts; eat it in sandwiches, wraps, etc. And of course it’s a great base for salad.
It’s also great cooked and makes a good substitute for spinach. Given chickweed’s purported nutritive value, it’s actually strange to me to call it a “substitute” for anything. It would be more appropriate to call spinach a substitute for chickweed.
Chickweed actually has several traditional uses both internally and externally:
Anti-inflammatory and pain reliever
It’s a traditional remedy for rheumatism, arthritis, menstrual cramps and other issues associated with inflammation.
Digestive and intestinal support
Chickweed’s high fiber content and its reputation for improving the absorption of nutrients makes it an old stand-by tonic for gut health.
Chickweed is cooling and drying so it has a long history of use in treating skin afflictions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, minor burns, boils, cuts, and insect bites. It’s also good as a compress for soothing hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
As a mild diuretic, chickweed tea is traditionally administered to flush and clean the kidneys.
A compress, tincture, or fresh juice of chickweed is used to draw out splinters.