CHICKWEED - WHAT'S IN A NAME?

 

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 Chickweed Extract: (Stellaria Media) If you're a gardener, we'd like to bet you don't think too highly of this common 'weed'.  Our aim with this post is to change your mind (well maybe a little).

Chickweed is a member of the Caryophyllaceae, or carnation family. Commonly found in Asia, Europe and North America, Chickweed's use as a medicinal herb has a history that spans many continents. 

Cherished by Native Americans, this edible medicinal herb was used as a general tonic to keep them healthy in winter months. 17th Century English herbalist John Gerard wrote about its fast acting anti-inflammatory properties, and it was also widely utilized in Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine. (This is a theme we see over and over!)  Even chickens love it! (which is how it got it's name).

Our definition of a weed, is any plant growing where it's not wanted, and in many cases, Chickweed can be an invasive pest plant.  To us though, as  All Natural product manufacturers,  it's a minor miracle when it come to Organic Skin Care! 

Here at the PuraVeda Organics Lab in Asheville NC, we steam distill organically grown chickweed for a standardized, concentrated extract to add to many of our Skin Care products.  

Chickweed owes it's Anti-Oxidant properties to high levels of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids, and it's soothing, calming, astringent effect on the skin can be attributed to it's rich mineral  (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc) content. 

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We use it in our Sensitive, Blemished & Rosacea Care line (SBR) as it is very helpful for Rosacea, Psoriasis and Eczema.  We also use it in all of our Eye Care products, as it has a superior ability to reduce swelling and puffiness.

 

 SHOP PRODUCTS WITH CHICKWEED EXTRACT:

BIOSCIENCE PEPTIDE COMPLEX

SBR SERUM

ALOE EYE SERUM

COLLAGEN BOOST SERUM

REJUV SERUM

SBR CLEANSER

EYELINE PREVENTION OIL

SBR HYDRATOR/TONER

PORE PERFECT HYDRATOR/TONER

TEVA DAILY HYDRATOR/TONER

SUNPROTECT SPF30+

REVITALZING DETOX BATH SALTS & SCRUB

ON-THE SPOT-BLEMISH TREATMENT DAY

ON-THE-SPOT BLEMISH TREATMENT NIGHT

VANILLA SILK BODY BUTTER

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