Chickweed – for times of transition


essence in 50% brandy and water

protective and nourishing, ability to rest when needed, acceptance of oneself, allowing for self-care


Lasavia Healing Essences, including our Chickweed Essence, are the gift of vitality of plants, minerals and insects delivered to you with the utmost care. Our resolve is to deliver to you Elemental Healing through the introduction of an essence into your being.  Put a few drops in water, drink and take a moment to be inspired by the qualities of the essence that you have chosen.


Stellaria media

Essence: Protective and nourishing, gives the ability to rest when needed and enables a profound acceptance of oneself, allowing for self-care.

Use: Use in times of transition. It supports a person in the first stages of grief, helping to assimilate a situation that is unexpected or where the circumstances are unforeseen. Chickweed is a good remedy for children and infants, helping them through weaning or when they need support through transitional stages of growth.

Description: Chickweed will be sprawling out, soft, tender and delicious somewhere nearby, particularly in spring and autumn. It prefers to grow in the ‘tended’ areas of a garden. It has a slightly salty taste that indicates its high mineral content. The leaves of chickweed are oval and grow in opposite pairs. The flowers are small, white and have five petals with deep clefts. The flowers resemble stars with narrow sepals. The fruit are found on elongated drooping stalks and produce tiny yellow-orange seeds.

Meaning: Chickweed is helpful for those who cling to what feels safe even though it is outmoded. It helps us to let go of what is no longer in alignment. Use when stepping out into new work or needing to perform or use technological processes that are unfamiliar. It soothes the nervous system, particularly when it is impacted by a culture of competitive working habits. Rather than be overwhelmed by feelings of inability and not being able to keep up with others, chickweed helps us to realize the contributions we already make, thus emboldening our confidence and self-esteem.