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Related to chickweed: Stellaria media
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


(Stellaria media) This herbal preparation is widely used as a specific against inflammation.
Synonym(s): star chickweed.


n Latin name:
Stellaria media; parts used: buds, leaves, stems; uses: expectorant, antitussive, demulcent, heartburn, ulcers, sore throat, dyspepsia, wound healing, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, pruritus; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; toxic in large doses; can cause headaches, dizziness, paralysis. Also called
mouse-ear, satinflower, star chickweed, starweed, stitchwort, tongue grass, white bird's eye, or


common name for a number of plants, e.g. Stellaria media.

tropical chickweed
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