water pine

Name: Water pine



Perennial aquatic plant with a creeping rhizome that produces straight bare stems up to 90 cm tall. The leaves are soft, linear, submerged, bent down, 8-12 in whorls. The flowers are small, green, located in the axils of the surface leaves. Blooms in June-August. The fruit is drupe-shaped, with a hard stone.

Distributed in swamps, rivers, lakes, stagnant and slowly flowing waters, along the banks of reservoirs in Western and Eastern Siberia, in the Far East.

Medicinal raw materials are stems with leaves collected during flowering.


In folk medicine, an infusion of the plant is used as an astringent and anti-inflammatory agent for diarrhea (a tablespoon of fresh leaves and stems is infused for 2 hours in a glass of boiling water and taken in a tablespoon 3-4 times every day).

A compress of fresh crushed leaves is applied to bruised areas, benign and malignant skin tumors.

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