Introducing Chickweed,Stellaria media –.
It is native to Euroasia and adapted all over the world. Found on the road, when walking, or as a cover crop in a vineyard or vegetable patch. It has trace minerals and nutrients, and you can use the flowers, leaves, and stems. Some of the ways I like to use this delicate herb are in infusions, salads, tinctures, and the flowers are a nice touch for garnishing dishes.
It is demulcent, emollient, and tonic. It is a cool and moist herb; it supports the respiratory system aiding dry conditions caused by allergies, asthma, and dry coughs, reduces inflammation, supports the kidneys by balancing water in the body. It treats itching, used externally in salves and oil to soothe skin irritations, wounds, and psoriasis.
I wanted to share this perspective on Mars plants from my teacher of Astral Herbalism: “They initiate us back into our power, reclaiming our sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-trust, Mars plants teach us how to come into a state of spiritual congruency, where our actions, thoughts, and feelings align with our truth and essential nature. When we act from this place, we are moving outwardly into the world connected to our spiritual core”. Concurrent with these thoughts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is associated with the liver network. I did a short cleanse and incorporated dandelion and other vibrant greens into my diet; I have to report that it worked beautifully, helped me reset, and gave me the strength that I needed. I feel more energized. I encourage you to try it sometime during Spring and sync in with this divine life of ours.
This month I am introducing my first package, the De-Stress Wellness Package. It is an ebook full of tools, recipes, and other info to aid with this shared feeling that touches us all.
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
― Maya Angelou