Botanical Name: Stellaria media

Habitat: Native to Europe and Asia - now found around the world

Parts Used: Aerial parts

Key Actions:
  • Astringent
  • Demulcent
  • Vulnerary
  • Emollient

Traditional Uses:

  • Itchy skin
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatism
  • Skin ulcers

Contraindications: Do not use during pregnancy.

*May cause vomiting and diarrhea if taken in excessive doses.


  • Tea
  • Tincture
  • Infused oil
  • Salve
  • Poultice

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes only, it is not to be used as medical advice. Use this herb at your own risk. We are not responsible for dosage mistakes, misuse, or adverse reactions. Each person reacts differently to each plant and you should always exercise caution when taking herbs and herbal products. Always consult a medical professional before taking/using any herb or herbal product.

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