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An annual herb, the aerial parts of which contain mucilage, saponins and vitamin C; it has been used internally for bronchitis, pulmonary congestion, gastric ulcers, rheumatic complaints, and sore throat, and topically for abscesses, bites, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis
the widespread weed called chickweed, member of the family Caryophyllaceae, which may cause nitrate-nitrite poisoning.