Chemical-free farm-grown Chickweed (Stellaria media) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 70-100 seeds)
Chickweed, Common Chickweed, Chickenwort, Starwort
Caryophyllaceae (Carnation Family)
Small succulent leaves sprawl out close to the ground with star-shaped white flowers. To 8" high and 1ft wide.
Prefers part shade and moist well-drained soil.
Seeds germinate easily and can be direct sown in fall or spring.
Needs moisture throughout the growing season. Cool season crop. Will self seed and return each year.
The aerial parts can be harvested anytime from early spring until the plants begin to set seed, and be- come yellow and ranging in summer. The herb is best used fresh.
Harvest the fresh succulent greens for use in salads. Chickweed is chock-full of vitamins and makes a great spring tonic.
Chickweed is especially useful as a topical herb to ease itching and irritations. It is commonly applied as a fresh plant poultice to wounds, abrasions, rashes, eczema and psoriasis. Fresh macerated chick- weed can be applied as a poultice to help treat eye infections such as ‘pink eye’.
Chickweed contains saponins that help to increase the permeability of cellular membranes. This can have a marked effect on how well we absorb our nutrients. Taken internally chickweed can help speed the break down of fat cells, and cleanse the blood and other tissues of unwanted bacteria, mucus, cysts and tumours. Chickweed tincture when taken daily for many months can help the body to dissolve ovarian cysts. It is also a good bladder tonic for chronic irritated bladder and interstitial cystitis.
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