Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins B & C and a long list of minerals chickweed is a nutritious plant that strengthens all our systems and increases vitality. It improves the bodies elimination of metabolic waste, producing a gradual cleansing effect in the body. It’s anti-inflammatory and demulcent/emollient actions provide a soothing and healing influence, both to the gastro intestinal tract when used internally, and to skin when used externally as a compress, or when added to bathwater. For this reason, it is particularly useful in cases of conjunctivitis. Chickweed can also be effective against fever and to alleviate itching. Fresh chickweed can be eaten as a vegetable, the dried herb can be added to cooked dishes.