Greater Chickweed (Stellaria neglecta)

Annual
S. media neglecta. (Weihe.)Murr.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Greater Chickweed
Stellaria neglecta
Caryophyllaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – raw or cooked[105]. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    Although no mention has been seen for this species, the leaves of some members of this genus contain saponins. Although toxic, these substances are very poorly absorbed by the body and so tend to pass through without causing harm. They are also broken down by thorough cooking. Saponins are found in many plants, including several that are often used for food, such as certain beans. It is advisable not to eat large quantities of food that contain saponins. Saponins are much more toxic to some creatures, such as fish, and hunting tribes have traditionally put large quantities of them in streams, lakes etc in order to stupefy or kill the fish[K].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in situ.
Prefers a moist soil.
Most of Europe, including Britain.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.