by Susun Weed
Excerpt from Healing Wise (pp.124-125)
*Apply the fresh herb, washed, directly onto sores,
closed eyes, wounds.
or *Cook the greens and stalks, especially when using
older plants or treating deeply; cool somewhat before
or *Simmer chickweed in half water, half
vinegar for about five minutes, cool and apply.
then Cover chickweed with a cotton towel
or a thin layer of clay, and poultice for five minutes
to three hours. Replace when poultice feels hot to the
touch and oozes. (Yes, hot! Though most poultices are
applied warm and removed when they cool, chickweed poultices
actually heat up as they draw out infection and heat.)
Relief often begins within a few hours
of the initial application, with pain and swelling diminishing
steadily as treatments continue.
Poultices used on infections, such as
pinkeye, must be thrown away after use. Poultices used
on cleanwounds and unbroken skin can be reused several
times if chickweed is in short supply.
4 oz/125ml distilled water
4 oz/125ml witch hazel
1 Tbs/15ml chickweed tincture
Combine all ingredients in a clean plastic
dispenser-top bottle. Use pre-pared witch hazel from drugstore.
To use: Wet a cloth or cotton ball with
lotion and apply to closed eyes for 3 minutes. Discontinue
if eyes are sensitive.
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