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Chickweed Stellaria Media Seeds
Great plant to have, and this pack has 75+ seeds which should be plenty!
The leaves of this tasy little herb are excellent in salads, soups, stews you name it!
It has a very high protein content of 15-20%. The leaves are also very high in Iron, and a good source of Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Magnesium, Manganese, Silicon, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
Eat leaves raw, cooked and made as a tea. Add leaves to pesto, sandwiches, scrambled eggs, and tossed salads. The highly nourishing leaves have been used to build up undernourished children, and for people convalescing from illness.
Chickweed has been esteemed as an internal cleanser and external healer. It is a soothing and healing herb for the entire digestive system, helping relieve conditions such as inflammation, ulceration, and bowel disorders.
It is said………..
“That chickweed possesses many of the healing properties of the valued American Indian remedy, Slippery Elm. All respiratory complaints can benefit from chickweed. It also has been used as a tea and the leaves are eaten for Arthritis, Rheumatism, Blood poisoning, Constipation, Colitis, Gastritis, Acid indigestion, Diabetes, Candida, Cancer, Fatigue, Fractures, Mouth ulcers, to strengthen the Heart, improve Eyesight and to assist the function of the Thyroid, Liver, Gall, Kidneys, Bladder and Lymphatic system etc etc etc etc ”
I just thought it was just a handy and tasty little salad vegie, but after a little online research, it seems to be the cure to whatever ails you?
I love to have a munch on it as I wander around, as it’s not at all bitter or sour or even astringent as some wild herbs can be.
Tastes crisp and juicy like snowpea shoots! Just as good as any other commercially grown salad green in my opinion!!!
It will grow anywhere moist, producing huge crops of delicious leaves that are enjoyed by humans and just about any other herbivorous critters you might have. The iron rich leaves and young shoots may be eaten raw or cooked lightly/quickly, as you would with mibuna, silverbeet, cabbage, or tatsoi.
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!