small duckweed

A perennial plant with a very simplified structure: it is not divided into a stem and leaves, but is a small green leaf-shaped body, the so-called “leaf” – the upper part of the plant, floating on the plane of water and similar to small buttons, dark green in color, size 1 / 2-1 cm, roots go down in the form of short and thin icicles that do not reach the bottom and extract nutritional juices from the water.

Grows in stagnant waters. Often found – in swamps, lakes, etc.

In folk medicine, the medicinal raw material is the whole plant. Duckweed contains protein, iodine and bromine. It is taken as an antipyretic and desensitizing agent that reduces the body’s susceptibility to the effects of all kinds of substances that are not tolerated by the body. It is useful for urticaria, edema of nervous origin, with vitiligo, i.e., a disease expressed in whitish-milky spots that appear on the skin, with gout, rheumatism, as a diuretic and as one of the means of combating glaucoma.


In the form of pills made from duckweed powder mixed with honey, 1-2 g 3 times a day.

Vodka tincture: 1 tbsp. collection spoon per glass, drink 1 tbsp. spoon 2-3 times every day.

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