Chickweed Contraindications?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Carmen
Posted on: February 23, 2007

Would someone with a heart stent, thyroid disease and diabetes be safe in taking chickweed, in your opinion?

I am taking it for the curbing of the appetite. But I know someone who wants to try it but has the above conditions.

The actions of chickweed, used internally, are: soothing, cooling, anti-rheumatic and mildly laxative. I don’t know of any reason why it would negatively affect the thyroid, heart and blood circulation or diabetes.

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