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Chickweed - A Little Known Herb That You Should Know About
==== ====Subscribe today, and Get free facts, ebooks and gifts. Learn healing, herbal cures and naturalremedies.http://feeds.feedburner.com/Thothknows==== ====Chickweed is a small herbal plant that can be found growing in throughout the temperate andarctic zones the world over. It is a succulent plant with white flowers and green leaves that kind oflook like mouse ears. Chickweed plants are also known for sleeping at night, folding in their tenderbuds and new shoots. All varieties of the plant are edible with a taste somewhat akin to spinach.They are used as a side dish, added to salads and oftentimes cooked in stews and roasts. Thechickweed is also used as a dried herb that displays many medicinal values.Medicinal UsesChickweed is full of many beneficial vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, calcium,magnesium and potassium. Many herbalists like to use the dried plant as a form of green tea thatcan help relieve internal pain and even staunch stomach and bowel bleeding. When takinginternally, it also serves as a good tonic for the circulatory system, helping pull toxins out of theblood and dissolve plaque in the blood vessels. It is also believed to have an overall cleansingeffect on the body which in turn helps boost the immune system and increases energy.Chickweed tea is also said to be effective at helping to dissolve fatty tumors, removing them fromthe body. With fat in general, Chickweed is said to be very effective as both a fat burner and anappetite suppressant. It has become a popular addition to much herbal based fat burningsupplement.Chickweed can also be used as an ointment, and once applied, it helps relieve pain, bring downswelling and encourage the healing process. It is a properly addition to poultices for tornligaments, working especially well with aloe juice, which helps it penetrate the skin and reach thedamage areas bringing relief from pain.To make Chickweed tea:Dry chickweed is available at many health food stores, but you can also used fresh chickweed ifyou find some growing around your yard (which is very possible). Seep one tablespoon of drychickweed or two tablespoons of fresh chickweed in boiling water for ten minutes. Drink Â½ cupright away and save the rest for a later on the day. Two to four small cups of this tea a day canhelp cleanse the body, shed fad and boost immunity.Yulia Berry is an independent health researcher and author of the best selling e-book on aloe vera- Aloe - Your Miracle Doctor. She distributes a weekly newsletter regarding great home remedies
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