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Dried Chickweed

Dried Chickweed

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Dried Chickweed (30 gms)

 

 

30 gms is Equivalent to Approximately 13 Generously Heaped Tblsps

 

 

LATIN NAME - Stellaria Media

 

 

Also Known As:

 

 

  • Stitchwort
  • Starweed
  • Chickenwort
  • Winterweed
  • Craches
  • Maruns
  • Satin Flower
  • Mouse Ear

 

 

Chickweed is a Common Annual Weed that thrives in both Cultivated and Bare Ground but  is very Adaptable to a Large Range of Growing Conditions,  including   Gardens, Farmyards, Roadside Verges and Coastal Cliffs. It is thought to Particularly like Disturbed Ground and is very often Considered a useless and Intrusive Weed.   It is thought to Prefer a Rich Soil, and so can be a Good Indicator of the Fertility and Health of the Soil.

 

 

This Plant Produces Large Quantities of Rapidly Germinating Seeds all through the Year and can  Quite easily Smother Beds  and Borders if it is not  Controlled.

 

 

Chickweed has Bright Green Pointed Oval Leaves that Grow in Opposite Pairs which Fold Towards each other in the Evening to help to  Protect the Fragile New Growth,   Its  Branching Stems often lie along the Ground.  Chickweed has Tiny, White, 5  Deeply Divided Star Shaped Petals which are borne either Singly in the  Leaf Axils and also in Clusters at  the Stem Tips and will Flower  at any time of the Year, but is most Noticeable in the Spring and in the  Autumn and only last for  last a day or two.

 

 

As its Common Name Suggests, Chickweed was used as Feed for Chickens and Caged Birds and is still widely used  today.

  • MAGICAL PROPERTIES

    Use Chickweed when Performing Spells & Rituals for:

     

    • Balance
    • Promoting Fidelity
    • Attracting Love
    • Maintaining Relationships
    • Abundance

     

     

    CORRESPONDENCES

     

    • Gender – Feminine
    • Planet – Moon
    • Element – Water

     

    In European Magic and Folklore Traditions Chickweed was used to Promote Fidelity, Maintain Relationships and to Attract Love.    A Sprig of chickweed Would be Carried  to Draw the Attention of a Prospective Loved One or to Ensure the Fidelity of One’s Partner. 

     

    Chickweed Magic Teaches us how to Live and Survive in Complete Balance with Others and Ourselves.

     

    Chickweed is also Connected to  Bird Energies,  as Mentioned Previously It's  Name was Derived as it is was often Fed to Baby Chickens and is still Commonly Provided to Poultry as Food.

  • MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

    Chickweed is Traditionally Believed to be Beneficial in the Treatment of:

     

    • Increasing Milk Production in Breastfeeding Mothers
    • Relieving Coughs
    • Easing Constipation
    • Increasing Circulation
    • Encouraging Urination
    • Relieving Itchy Dry Skin
    • Speeding up Healing of Wounds and Ulcers
    • Rheumatism and  Arthritis

     

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

     

    • Phytosterols
    • Tocopherols
    • Triterpene Saponins
    • Flavonoids
    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin D
    • Potassium
    • Calcium
    • Copper
    • Phosphorus
    • Manganese
    • MagnesiuM
    • Zinc
    • Silica

     

    Chickweed Posesses a Number of Medicinal Properties Including Antibacterial, Anti Inflammatory, Anti Fungal Qualities.

     

    Chickweed Stimulates the Production of Certain Mucosal Fluids which  means that it Cools  Inflammation, helps Speed up the Healing Process and Reduces Pain and Swelling in Inflamed Muscles and Joints.   Because of these Qualities Chickweed is an Excellent  Natural Remedy for People Suffering from Painful Arthritis and Rheumatism.

     

    Chickweed also has Natural Expectorant Properties which means it can help Overcome a Range of Respiratory Issues such as Colds, Coughs, Bronchitis and Sinus Congestion.   Chickweed is Believed to be Effective because of its High Saponin Content, it  can help Promote the Break up of Membrane Secretions which  helps to Soothe the Bronchial Passages and helps  Expel Mucus and Phlegm from the Respiratory Passages  helping you to Breathe  more Comfortably.

     

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