My daughter ran to me crying. Through her tears, she told me she had gotten a splinter. And then I began dreading what was to come. But then I remembered! One of the amazing Chickweed benefits was its power on splinters. Then I could keep calm and kiss the boo boo!
Getting a splinter as a child was not only painful when I got it, but its eradication was also painful. Somehow my mom would always save that part for my dad. He would get a sewing needle and carefully scrape the skin layers until the splinter was out! Not a fun process. But all of that is behind us. Journey with me as we discover how chickweed can help.
Historically, chickweed was eaten by the rich in fancy salads and sandwiches. I am not sure if it was just a delicacy for them, or they actually ate it for their health. But in a time when no one had medical insurance and the doctor had to be paid, they were saving money by being in good health! In the Victorian era, it was used to help people lose water weight. It comes from the daisy family, and included in it are arnica, calendula, chamomile, and chicory. With all of chickweed’s amazing benefits, we forgot about them. Let’s see what they are.
- Eases stomach ulcers
- Decreases swelling and inflammation
- Treats eye infection
- Alleviates minor burns
- Aids in wound healing
- Assists in weight loss
- Eradicates splinters
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Chickweed may cause an allergic skin reaction.
My Final Thoughts…
What I love about this cheery little herb is all she has to offer, without asking for anything in return. I think this one is ideal for one that wants to maintain health. And most people even in good health have minor health issues such as splinters, burns, and wounds. And, next time your little one gets a splinter, you can keep calm, and kiss the boo boo.
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What have you used chickweed for? Let me know in the comments.
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