Stelaria media

Folk names: Stitchwort, Flower of Satin, Starweed

Warning: Medications

Alteratives can have an interaction with some medications.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Alterative

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antimicrobial

  • Anti-ulcer

  • Astringent

  • Diuretic

  • Demulcent

  • Emollient

  • Expectorant

  • Galactagogue

  • Lymphatic

  • Nutritive

  • Refrigerant

  • Vulnerary

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even 

 counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Moon
Element: Feminine
Gender: Water

Tradition Chinese Medicine: Yin chai hu


  • Cooling

  • Diffusive

  • Moistening


  • Mild

  • Slightly Salty

  • Slightly Sweet

Parts Used:

  • Leaves

  • Flowers


  • Bath

  • Food

  • Infusion

  • Poultice

  • Salve

  • Tea

  • Tincture

​Magical Uses

  • Animal Magic

  • Clarity

  • Fidelity

  • Healing

  • Love

  • Protection

  • Purification

  • Star Magic

  • Transformation

  • Warding

"[Chickweed is] a fine, soft, pleasing herb, under the dominion of the moon."

- Sir Nicholas Culpeper, 17th Cen. CE