Chickweed

Often mistaken for a weed because of its rapid growth, this plant actually contains anti-inflammatory properties and is high in nutrients. It is a low growing plant that has pointed oval leaves and small white flowers often used in cooking. It was used during the 16th century as a soothing herb for inflamed skin and even had as a tea to soothe a cough.
 
Health Benefits
  • Used in a cream form to treat eczema and skin rashes
  • Contains gamma-linolenic acid that is good for hair, skin and bones
  • High source of vitamin C
Selection Process
 
If using the plant, look for bright green leaves that do not produce any sap when cut. You can add these leaves to salads, pestos, and your NutriBlasts. If buying a dried version, always go for the organic option.