Chickenwort

The plant is often devoured by chickens, hence its name. Despite so, the Chickenwort is thought by humans to be delicious and nutritious, commonly used raw in salads and as a leafy vegetable. One of the ingredients in a symbolic Japanese dish typically consumed during the spring-time Nanakusa-no-sekku festival. In folk medicine, Chickenwort is a suggested as a remedy for mange, while Modern herbalists prescribe it for skin diseases, bronchitis, rheumatic pains and arthritis, though no scientific evidence has been found to support such claims.

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