You will need
  • For the preparation of an alcohol tincture:
  • - 1 tbsp of fresh duckweed,
  • - 250 ml of alcohol (40%).
  • To prepare the broth:
  • - 1 tbsp dry duckweed,
  • - 250 ml of water.
  • To prepare:
  • - 1 tbsp dry duckweed,
  • - 250 ml of boiling water.
Lemna minor are widely used in folk medicine for the treatment of many diseases. It's preserved throughout the summer. Dried duckweed in the shade and stored in glass containers. Part of the plants are: calcium, bromine, iron, silicon, copper and vanadium, as well as protein, ascorbic acid. Duckweed has antipyretic, diuretic, antispasmodic, astringent, styptic, anthelmintic, antimicrobial, choleretic, anti-histamine properties.
With the medical purpose apply tincture, decoction, alcohol tincture of the plant. Decoction and infusion of duckweed for oral use in allergic reactions, bronchitis, rhinitis, bronchial asthma, pharyngitis, laryngitis and nasal polyps. The infusion of duckweed drink for dyspepsia, malaria. As external funds plant is used for conjunctivitis, erysipelas, gout, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, ulcers, boils, atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo. Drops of infusion of a duckweed is used for colds, upper respiratory inflammation, pharyngitis, laryngitis.
To prepare alcohol tincture, chop duckweed, cover with alcohol, put in dark place for 4 days. Strain and take 3 times a day 20 drops, diluted in 3 tablespoons water. To prepare the broth of duckweed, add the water, dry the duckweed, bring to a boil, then remove from heat. The resulting broth leave for an hour, then strain. Take the remedy 4 times a day for 0.5 cups before eating.
To prepare duckweed dry pour boiling water, leave to cool and strain. Take the infusion before meals for 0.5 cups 4 times a day. When jade, a mixture of powder of duckweed, and seeds of burdock. Mix the raw material in equal proportions and take three times a day for 15-20 minutes before meals for 1 tsp. with water. Course reception – 1 month. For psoriasis and vitiligo, 2 times a day, take a mixture of chopped fresh duckweed with honey (in the ratio 1:1) in an amount of 1 tbsp.
For treatment of joints, use a poultice with duckweed. To make a poultice, pour in a bag of cheesecloth duckweed, place in boiling water for 5 seconds. Then a bag, remove, wait 1 minute and apply it 2 hours to the affected joint, securing the bandage. Contraindications to the use of duckweed was not detected. According to some long-term use of plants inside in high doses can cause increased irritability.