Wednesday, 07 March 2018

Young leaves of Yerum keirum are commonly served as raw or cooked vegetable known as kangsoi.Very nutritious, they can be added to salads whilst the cooked leaves can scarcely be distinguished from spring spinach.

Chickweed has a very long history of herbal use in the external treatment of any kind of itching skin condition. It has been known to soothe severe itchiness even where all other remedies have failed. In excess doses chickweed can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. It should not be used medicinally by pregnant women.

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