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Stellaria media, Stellaria pubera, Other names: The Stellaria media or common chickweed belongs to about 25 species including some native varieties in North America, growing abundantly in the wild which are closely related to but lacks the nutritional value and medicinal effectiveness of the common chickweed.
Chickweed is an annual herb, widespread in temperate regions, growing in large, dense patches. Chickweed grows only a few inches from the ground creeping and forming dense mats.
The creeping stems have pubescent or hairs only on one side alternating after every node. When the stem is broken it has no milky sap unlike its relatives where the stems are completely covered with hair and has milky sap.
The roots are shallow and fibrous. Chickweed leaves are bright green, opposite, simple, broadly oval, about an inch apart in the stem and usually less than 1 inch long. Chickweeds have small, white, 5 petal star shaped flowers that bloom during spring.
Chickweed Traditional Medicinal Uses and Health benefits Common chickweeds are edible and considered very nutritious. The common name came from the herb's appeal to fowls, particularly to chickens. Common chickweed is used as leaf vegetable in salads.
Active constituents that are found in Chickweed include the following: Saponin glycosides, Coumarins and hydroxycoumarins, Flavonoids, Carboxylic acids, Triterpenoids, Vitamin C, about lmg per l00g.
The combination of these chemicals provide the claimed health benefits of Chickweed although limited scientific research would support these claims. Kidney and Liver Tonic.
Common chickweed has long been used in folkloric medicine as tonic to cleanse the kidney and liver. Chickweed can be eaten raw mixed with salad or prepared and taken as tea.
Treatment of Skin Problems. Among the many claimed health benefits from chickweed is its ability to heal skin wounds. It is used as a poultice to treat boils, cuts, burns, abscesses and ulcers.
Chickweed is also used to treat itchiness associated with eczema and psoriasis.
Anti-inflammatory and Pain Reliever. Another health benefit from Chickweed is it ability to act against inflammation and pain. It is used to treat rheumatism, arthritis and menstrual pain.
Health Benefits for Stomach Problems. Chickweed is also used to treat constipation, upset stomach and to promote digestion.
Chickweed for Lung problems. Chickweed is also used to treat asthma and other respiratory problems such as couch and colds. It is believed that the vitamin C in Chickweed can help boost body resistance and can even be used to treat scurvy.Ampalaya has a long history of medical usage and has a long list of folkloric health benefits for the following conditions.
Diabetes. Ampalaya or bitter gourd is a widely used herbal remedy to lower the blood sugar levels for diabetic patients.
The Efficacy of Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera) Leaves Decoction in Increasing the Platelet Count of White Mice Introduction Malunggay is a popular plant that is dubbed “miracle tree” or “nature’s medicine cabinet” by scientist and health care workers worldwide because of its proven nutritional benefits as well as reported medical .
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Use in snake bites; Both poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes are present. Both of them bite. Chickweed is an edible medicinal herb used as tonic for kidney and liver health.
Other possible health benefits include the antiinflammatory, treatment for skin problems and lung problems Side effects are undetermined due to insufficient scientific studies. Not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.
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In late 's, The Department of Biochemistry at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore (PLN Rao) have found that malunggay or Moringa Oleifera leaves contain a compound "pterygospermin" that is known in medical science as having antimicrobial, antibacterial, Malunggay decoction for washing sores and wounds, Boil malunggay .