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CHICKWEED (STELLARIA MEDIA)
The fresh leaves have been employed as a poultice for inflammation and indolent ulcers with most beneficial results. A poultice of Chickweed enclosed in muslin is a sure remedy for a carbuncle or an external abscess. The water in which the Chickweed is boiled should also be used to bathe the affected part.
The herb digested in oil and made into an ointment is excellent for hemorrhoids and ulcers, or for eczema, psoriasis or other irritating skin diseases. A decoction of the herb is used to wash and bathe swollen and inflamed tissues. The powder is used in poultices to give relief in bronchitis, pleurisy and rheumatism.