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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