Common Names: Starweed, Adder’s mouth, Chick wittles, Winterweed, Satinflower, Sercedili, Skirt buttons, Tongue grass, Vogelmuur, White bird’s wye
Chickweed, scientifically known as Stellaria media, is an edible herb that is commonly found in gardens, lawns, and other moist environments. It is often considered a weed but is also valued as a nutritious culinary ingredient in some cultures. Due to its mild flavor, chickweed can be used in a variety of dishes. It can be added raw to salads, sandwiches, or wraps to provide a crisp and refreshing element. It can also be cooked lightly and used in soups, stews, stir-fries, or sautés. Some people even use chickweed to make pesto or incorporate it into herbal teas.
Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Also, when used in excess, chickweed can cause diarrhea and vomiting.