Chickweed is known as the "cooling herb" and it appears in the Spring and Fall, it cares not for Summer. This "salad green" Chickweed is a rich source of protein, fiber, essential fatty acids and GLA. It also contains many minerals and some vitamins like B,A, and C.
Chickweed is referred in many old folklore books as a remedy for colds, pleurisy, and bronchitis. Mothers were instructed to give chickweed tea to weak children. Perhaps chickweed nutrient content helped to restore children to vitality.
Chickweed is now a popular ingredient in weight loss supplements.
Chickweed is used in many salve remedies due to the cooling benefits