The herb's common name, Greater Stitchwort comes from its traditional use to ease sharp muscular pains in the side, which often attacks one or other side of the body about the lower ribs.RECIPES:
The green shoots can be chopped into salads, steamed or quickly boiled.
You can eat the flower buds & flowers & these can make an attractive addition to a wild salad.
Pour a cup of boiling water over the 1 tbsp of dried herb.
Take, 1 cup 3 times daily.
Fresh plant can be boiled & eaten as greens,against albumen & sugar in the urine.
Picking stitchwort was thought to induce thunder.