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Uses: Asthma and other lung diseases; Stomach and bowel problems; Scaly, itchy skin (psoriasis); Muscle and joint pain; Skin conditions including boils, abscesses, and ulcers, when applied directly to the skin; Wounds; blood disorders, conjunctivitis, constipation, inflammation, dyspepsia, and obesity. Chickweed extract has been used internally as a demulcent, but is more typically used externally for the treatment of rashes and sores. The young shoots are edible and have been used as salad greens. In homeopathy, the plant is used to relieve rheumatic pains and psoriasis.