Caryophyllaceae Stellaria media (L.) Vill.

Common Chickweed

Chippewa - Drug, Eye Medicine

Use documented by:
Densmore, Frances, 1928, Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379, page 360

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Scientific name: Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
USDA symbol: STMEM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Chickweed
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Family (APG): Caryophyllaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Decoction of leaves strained and used as a wash for sore eyes.

RECRD: 95728 id: 38856