Chickweed Herb Powder, Wild Crafted

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Chickweed, so-named because chickens forage on it, is an annual ground cover found in abundance throughout Europe and North America.

Often considered a nuisance weed, this lawn invader is high in several nutrients, including iron, vitamin C and B vitamins. Powdered chickweed herb is encapsulated or sprinkled into smoothies and cooked foods.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound7
origineast europe
active compoundsHigh concentrations of flavonoids and vitamins are likely responsible for the beneficial effects. Contains vitamin C, flavonoids, triterpenoid saponins, carboxylic acids, and coumarins.
plant part usedherb

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaA light colored, fine powder.


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cosmeticMix with a small amount of water to make a paste and apply to the skin as a poultice or mask.
culinaryLends creaminess to foods. Use in soups, stews, curries and pesto, or add to smoothies and salads.

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[ spirulina powder tip: Mix powdered chickweed herb with spirulina into foods, or combine both herbs in capsules.  ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

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[ oatstraw powder tip: Combine powdered chickweed herb with oatstraw powder in smoothie or in skin care preparations.   ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

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flavor profile

chickweed herb

Fresh and “green” tasting. Blends with most other herbs.

formulas & recipes

chickweed herb

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what else you should know

chickweed herb

Chickweed is a creeping annual and sometimes biennial flowering groundcover that is native to Europe. Although the plant is known by many common names like Adder's mouth, stitchwort, tongue grass and starweed, it is called common chickweed because it’s a favorite foraging plant for chickens.

The herb has a high saponin content, which gives foods and topical formulations a creamy texture. Stir powdered chickweed into soups, curries and sauces, or blend into smoothies for extra frothiness and added nutrition.

Background: Chickweed grows abundantly wherever the white man has traveled, and can be found world-wide in fields, landfills, roadbeds and gardens.  New leaf growth and seeds of the plant are a favorite of young chicks and birds, suggested by the name "Chickweed." 

Description: Chickweed is a ground-creeping biennial or annual weed with succulent opposing leaves measuring ½ inch in length. The white, star-shaped flowers bloom from early spring to late fall, and their petals close up in dark, inclement weather. The young leaves have the flavor of spinach and can be used in salads.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.