Chickweed Plant

Chickweed Plant And Benefit of Chickweed Herbs

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Chickweed Plant And Benefit of Chickweed Herbs

Chickweed plant is scientifically known as Stellaria media.

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We will learn and discuss the chickweed plant and types or list of chickweed plant. I hope this blog will be as entertaining as the name of this plant.

Chickweed in Hindi

In India Chickweed is mostly known as छोटा पौधा. Please Do Not Confuse with the small plant because in India छोटा पौधा means small plants in Hindi.

How To Grow Chickweed Plant

1.Choose a location for your chickweed. A large, open area is best because chickweed spreads outward. The plant grows well in slightly moist soil and light shade, such as under bushes, trees or other tall plants.
2.Rake the planting area in early spring. Remove all sticks, stones and other debris that may interfere with the chickweed.
3.Incorporate a 2-inch layer of compost into the planting site’s soil to a depth of 8 to 12 inches. Although chickweed is not overly picky about its soil, it does best in soil containing organic material.
4.Create narrow, 1/2-inch deep planting troughs using a hoe or trowel. If you want to make multiple planting troughs, space them 5 inches apart. Water the troughs’ soil thoroughly, and wait for the water to drain.

5.Scatter about three chickweed seeds per every 1 inch in the planting troughs. Cover the seeds with 1/4 inch of soil, and spray a fine mist of water on top of the planting area. Leave the planting area alone while the seeds sprout and seedlings begin to grow.
6.Thin the seedlings by removing some of them when they reach about 3 inches tall. Keep about 5 inches between the plants for the best results.
7.Water established chickweed during periods of drought, keeping the soil moist but not saturated.

Chickweed Herb and benefits

Chickweed contains various chemical components that may assist the body in different ways. Here are a few of the benefits you can get from it:

    • Aids in digestion and weight loss. Chickweed functions as both a mild laxative and a diuretic, helping rid the body of toxic substances. In traditional Indian medicine, it is used as a preventive measure for obesity. Studies show that the intake of chickweed had positive effects on food consumption behavior, adiposity index and body weight in mice.
    • Functions as an expectorant. Chickweed may help ease respiratory conditions, such as tuberculosis, whooping cough, and the flu. It soothes the bronchial tubes and the lungs to help expel mucus or phlegm. This is due to its saponins, which help increase the permeability of the mucous membranes.
    • May help minimize inflammation. People affected by rheumatoid arthritis can use this herb to help ease inflammation in their joints and relieve the pain caused by this condition. Chickweed poultice can also be used in relieving eye inflammation and conjunctivitis.

  • Aids in wound healing. This herb has been used to promote wound healing and prevent infections through its antiseptic and antifungal properties.

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