Stellaria media

Stellaria media (L.) Vill.


  • Common Chickweed
  • najmiya wastiyya نجمية وسطية
  • quzaza قزازة
  • כּוֹכָבִית מְצוּיָה
  • kokhavit metzuya


  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Stellaria media (L.) Vill.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Decoct aerial parts & drink ? cup x2-4/day.

Aerial parts B
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection


1.Decoct aerial parts & drink 1 cup/day when needed.
2. Use aerial parts as fresh salad.

Aerial parts B
Wound Healing



Grind aerial parts & apply as poultice to affected area.

Aerial parts B

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Stellaria media contains saponins which can be toxic but are poorly absorbed by the body tending to pass through without causing harm. Broken down by thorough cooking but advisable not to eat large amounts. Report of paralysis attributed to excessive intake. Should not be used in pregnancy or lactation. Contains high nitrate levels.