We have recently added fresh Chickweed to our diet. I find it in the feilds. It is an excellant source of B vitamins, vit C, Calcium and several others I can't remember at the moment. I have heard that it is one of the most nutricious plants. Raw, it tastes like lightly salted spinish. (i hate cooked spinish). You can dry it to make tea, but I think the boiling would destroy most of the b vitamins. And it is extremely bitter in tea. Have to sweeten with Stevia in order to get it down.
here is a little information...
This annual or short-lived perennial has straggling, succulent stems with paired leaves and numerous tiny white flowers. To collect this herb it is easiest to keep it weeded as its growing. Gather up the whole herb, roots and all for drying. Because chickweed contains so much water it shrinks to a 1/4 of its size when dried so gather lots!
Uses: Chickweed, also known as Starweed, is a herb especially useful for supporting healthy urinary system function. Containing anti-inflammatory properties, chickweed is popularly used to promote healing and soothe irritated tissues. Chickweed provides antibiotic agents that are beneficial for relieving urinary tract inflammation and cystitis. Chickweed contains vitamin A, vitamin C, some B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Chickweed provides the body with nutrients that are necessary for balancing metabolic functions, and it also contains fiber, which helps improve digestion and relieve constipation. Try adding Chickweed to your salad!