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6 Reasons To Love The Humble Chickweed Plant

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If you are looking for a new type of leafy vegetable to toss in your salads, chickweed may be precisely what you have been seeking. With a dense profile of nutrients and a limited number of side effects, this unusual plant can provide quite a few impressive health benefits, when eaten in moderation. Or, you could look to incorporate it into your skincare. 6 Amazing Benefits of Chickweed:
  • Helps soothe inflammation internally & externally. For example, speeds up the healing of rosacea
  • Can increase cell turnover improving the appearance of scars and wrinkles
  • Effective as a spot treatment for cystic acne by neutralizing oily skin
  • A natural diuretic that helps flush out toxins as well as relieving constipation
  • Can aid digestion and weight loss efforts
  • Packed with minerals & antioxidants that can help alleviate gastrointestinal problems
Here at Naturisimo, we are delighted to have Barefoot SOS talk to us about the soothing effect of Chickweed which has been used for centuries to cool and bring comfort to itchy, uncomfortable skin. Chickweed’s Latin name is Stellaria – on account of the plant’s delicate, star-shaped white flowers. It is native to Europe but can also be found in North America. It is commonly found in fields and gardens… in fact, you can probably find it in your garden if you live in the UK. Herbalists have used chickweed for centuries for its calming properties as well as its soothing and cooling qualities can help reduce the irritation associated with a number of dry skin conditions. The multi award-winning Barefoot SOS Dry + Sensitive range offers a unique nutrient-rich complex of active botanical extracts, blended in a luxurious therapeutic base to bring optimum benefits to the skin. Packed with natural goodness and clinically proven to be kind to skin, the range uses Chickweed as one of its 28 natural emollients, herbal extracts and other actives to help bring relief to those with extremely dry, sensitive, irritated or uncomfortable skin. Made in the UK, Barefoot SOS is suitable for babies and adults of all ages and a lifeline for those prone to eczema and psoriasis, as it is based on a nurturing complex which has been expertly blended to assist with the natural healing of the skin’s moisture barrier. Who knew a humble weed could help do so much?

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