Chickweed has traditionally been used externally to aid in healing cuts and wounds.
Chickweed is best known for its ability to cool inflammation and speed healing for internal or external flare-ups. Chickweed poultices are useful for cooling and soothing minor burns, skin irritations, and rashes particularly when associated with dryness and itching.
It is also extremely effective in aiding itchy skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and is best used internally and externally.
Internally it has been used to help ease coughing, asthma, and constipation.
Chickweed tea is an old remedy for obesity, according to Culpepper, and wise women and herbalists still drink teas of fresh chickweed as one of the classic spring tonics to cleanse the blood.