- What other names is Chickweed known by?
- What is Chickweed?
- How does Chickweed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Chickweed.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Stomach and bowel problems.
- Muscle and joint pain.
- Skin conditions including boils, abscesses, and ulcers, when applied directly to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking chickweed if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011