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Chickweed has been used as an herbal remedy for many years. It is a cooling and soothing herb that relieves itching, promotes healing and has anti-rheumatic properties. High in Vitamin C it is said to help liquefy and remove mucus from the respiratory tract. It also is helps dissolve fat in the body so it is useful for weight control. It is used to stop bleeding and inflammation from lungs, bowels and stomach. Internally, chickweed is used for rheumatism as well as chest infections.

Externally it is used as a poultice for rashes and sores. It speeds up the healing process and may be used as an acne scrub.

CAUTION: Excess consumption of this herb can cause vomiting and diarrhea and the internal use of this herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.


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