Chickweed Pesto

This week I am going to tell you a little about Chickweed (Stellaria media).

This plant grows profusely and is of great use to us. Not only can we use it on our skin to heal and soothe but we can make delicious salads and juices with it.
Here are some of the many health benefits of our humble friend Chickweed.
Chickweed when eaten can help with intestinal complaints such as constipation. It is said to help with lung diseases including asthma, kidney disorders and urinary tract inflammation. It is also used to relieve extreme exhaustion. Chickweed applied topically relieves various skin conditions such as cuts, ulcers, burns, arthritis pain and symptoms of eczema and heat rash.

Chickweed contains minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, silica, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin B-1, vitamin B-2, niacin, and vitamin C.

Chickweed PestoChickweed Pesto;
3 tbs of Pine nuts or Sunflower seeds
1 Clove of Garlic (optional)
1/4 tsp of Himalayan Salt
2 packed cups of fresh chickweed, chopped
1/2 a cup of olive oil
1/2 a cup of pre-soaked cashew nuts
A handful of freh Thyme and Oregano

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend well!

 

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