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
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chick·weed

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