Grains de Grenouille, Herbe aux Canards, Lemna minor, Lenteja de Agua, Lenticule Mineure, Lentille d'Eau, Merde de Grenouille, Petite Lentille d'Eau, Ranouillie.
Duckweed is an herb. The whole fresh plant is used to make medicine.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information available to know how duckweed might work as a medicine.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways.
- Yellowed skin (jaundice).
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
The appropriate dose of duckweed depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for duckweed. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.