I have come across quite a bit the pretty little plant throughout my yard.
Just a few spectacular things about it:
~Has high levels of iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc and vitamins A, C, and fiber. This makes it a wonderfully nourishing infusion and addition to salads for those feeling weak, recovering from illness or lacking in nutrition.
~Has been used to treat/dissolve warts and some cysts.
~Does wonders in healing cuts! Make sure that wound is sparkling clean before using chickweed salve! It can also be used as a poultice while outside if you have a sting or bug bite - just chew and plop onto the affected area!
~Is used to treat coughs, dry coughs, scratchy throats and hoarseness.
With my harvest today I made infused oil, tincture in 50% alcohol and a salad!