People take chickweed for constipation, stomach and bowel problems, blood disorders, asthma and other lung diseases, obesity, a vitamin C deficiency disease called scurvy, a skin condition called psoriasis, rabies, itching, and muscle and joint pain.
Chickweed is sometimes applied directly to the skin for skin problems including boils, abscesses, and ulcers.
In foods, chickweed is eaten in salads or served as cooked greens.
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