Generic Name: Chickweed Reviews:

Uses

What is chickweed used for?

Chickweed is a plant. The leaf is used to make medicine.

People take chickweed for:

  • Constipation
  • Stomach and bowel problems
  • Blood disorders
  • Athma and other lung diseases
  • Obesity
  • Scurvy
  • Psoriasis, rabies, itching
  • Muscle and joint pain

Chickweed is sometimes applied directly to the skin for skin problems including boils, abscesses, and ulcers.

In foods, chickweed is eaten in salads or served as cooked greens.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how chickweed works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using chickweed?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of chickweed or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for an herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is chickweed?

Chickweed is likely safe for most adults when taken by mouth, but the potential side effects are not known. It is not known if applying chickweed to the skin is safe or what the potential side effects might be.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking chickweed if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from chickweed?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with chickweed?

Chickweed may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for chickweed?

The dose for chickweed may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does chickweed come in?

Chickweed may be available in the following forms:

  • Chickweedcapsules 400mg
  • Chickweed liquid extract

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: September 13, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2017

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