This annual herb, also known as Starweed, is a low, hardly noticeable plant that forms mats along the ground. The flowers are white and the leaves are tiny, oval and grow in pairs. Gather fresh edible plant between May and July, as soon as flowers appear. It can be used fresh or be dried for later herb use.
Chickweed tastes like spinach and can be added to soups and stews.
Chickweed is rich in Vitamin C and in minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Add 1 cup boiling water to 1 tbs. dried herb, 2 if fresh, steep for 10 min.
Parts used: Leaves, stems.
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