chickweed

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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

chick·weed

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