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Ironically, this weed grows in abundance by our chicken coop. I guess it’s not called chickweed for nothing. Known by herbalists (and our hens) as a delicious and nutrient-dense plant chickweed is native to Europe, but has spread to many temperate parts of the world and is now naturalized to North America.

With a long list of herbal uses, Mama Witch primarily uses chickweed for its soothing benefits. Known as a skin rejuvenator it has a cooling and drying effect on wounds, bites and minor burns. As an astringent, Chickweed can draw out splinters and help to heal the wound left behind.

With anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antifungal properties, infusions of Chickweed can be used to treat a number of skin complaints including; boils, sores, rashes, wounds, eczema and psoriasis. It will also relieve the itching and inflammation that accompanies many of these conditions.

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