Chickweed is a tiny plant that is so adaptable it grows everywhere on earth. It has a fresh, pleasant and mild taste similar to alfalfa sprouts which lend itself nicely to salads, soups, pesto, and as a garnish. Chickweed is a super plant in terms of its nutritional acclaim and can be ingested liberally as a food or in tea. It has high levels of iron. Because It is cooling, soothing and anti-inflammatory, chickweed is used topically in salves, herbal oils, poultices, and compresses.
Aerial Part of Dried Plant / Cut & Sifted
Culinary and Medicinal Herb
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Chickweed Salad with Crunchy Root Vegetables
Chickweed & Violet Leaf Hummus
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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