Lemna minor is a remedy for diseases mostly for complaints like Asthma, nose, affections, Ozaena and nasal Polypus, and Rhinitis.
It is commonly known as Duckweed and whole fresh plant is used for its preparation.
In this medicine mother tincture is prepared which is further potentized and Dilutions are prepared with alcohol. It is prepared from a whole fresh plant, the plant is used for its preparation, which is chopped and pounded to extract juice that contains active principle in it.
Its pulp extract from the whole plant products is taken, and this juice is mixed with equal parts of alcohol.
It is a wonderful remedy for the vegetable kingdom, belongs to the family Lemnaceae or Pistiaceae, and is employed by following all the principles and laws of homeopathy.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Lemna minor an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
Lemna Minor Constitution /Personality
Lemna minor is a remedy, best suited for people with light hair, fair complexion with a weak, immune system.
It is often given for nasal polyps and adenoid affections in children.
Lemna minor is used to treat various respiratory and nasal conditions, making it particularly valuable for addressing asthma, nasal polyps, and other respiratory diseases.
This remedy is derived from the common duckweed, recognizable by its brilliant green leaves and bladder-like floats.
Clinical experiments suggest that Lemna minor has a strong affinity for the nose, showing beneficial effects in cases of nasal obstruction, catarrh, and polyps, whether present or not.
Indications for using Lemna minor include foul smell from the nose and a foul taste upon waking in the morning. Damp weather, especially heavy rains, can worsen symptoms.
In cases of nasal polyps, Lemna minor has provided relief by shrinking the growths. This remedy is especially effective for chronic cases where the polyps tend to refill the cavities left after removal.
Lemna minor is also used for asthma caused by nasal obstruction, particularly when symptoms worsen in wet weather.
It has been successfully prescribed for chronic catarrh, improving tolerance to strong-scented flowers that were previously intolerable.
In cases of atrophic rhinitis with abundant crusts and mucopurulent discharge, Lemna minor is indicated.
Additionally, it is employed as a remedy for aggravated nasal catarrh, with patients experiencing significant discharge in the morning.
Lemna Minor Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body.
And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Lemna minor is indicated for mental conditions when there is mental weakness and tiredness in a person due to long suffering from nasal disorders.
Lemna minor is used as a remedy for headaches characterized by severe pain often accompanied by a blocked nose, leading to difficulty in breathing.
This remedy is indicated for headaches accompanied by dullness and heaviness in the head, often coinciding with nasal congestion.
Individuals needing Lemna minor may experience oversensitivity to odours, which can trigger headaches and rhinitis.
For flitting pains in the head and legs, as well as eye pain during heavy rain, this remedy is employed. The person may feel drowsy during the day and restless at night.
Lemna minor is also used to address headaches induced by stress or excessive thinking, leading to sleeplessness.
Lemna minor is used to treat various nasal conditions.
This remedy is indicated for itching and tingling sensations in the nose, along with a smarting, contractive feeling.
It is employed to address foul smells in the nose or loss of smell.
Lemna minor is known to help individuals tolerate the smell of strong-scented flowers, which they couldn’t bear previously.
For nose blockage, this remedy is effective in relieving the feeling of cold in the nose and reducing the sense of obstruction.
It is a top-listed remedy for nasal blockage due to polyps, which tends to improve significantly with Lemna minor.
In cases of nasal polyps aggravated by wet weather, this remedy has shown relief after a month of use.
It’s used for conditions like hardening of nostrils due to swollen turbinates.
Lemna minor is effective in cases of ozaena, especially in children, where offensive odour, bad taste, and susceptibility to catching cold easily in night air or damp conditions are present.
It is known to alleviate irregularities in bowels and catamenia.
This remedy is indicated for post-nasal ulceration high up, causing a dry feeling at the top of the throat along with flatulence.
Lemna minor is used to treat catarrhal pharyngitis, helping to reduce nasal blockage and improve overall symptoms.
For cases of colic and diarrhea accompanied by nasal stuffiness, Lemna minor can be effective.
It is used for swollen turbinate bones in the nose.
In cases of right-side deafness with a crust forming in the right nostril and pain extending to the right ear, Lemna minor is indicated.
For allergic rhinitis with excessive catarrh and frequent sneezing attacks, this remedy is beneficial.
Lemna minor is used for atrophic rhinitis with profuse yellow discharge and abundant crusts, often accompanied by fetor.
This remedy is used for obstruction of nostrils alternating with fluent coryza, making it effective for conditions like influenza and hay fever.
This remedy is indicated for eyes experiencing painful weakness, redness, and irritation.
It can also address burning and smarting sensations in the eyes, often as an after-effect of nasal blockage and nasal catarrh.
Lemna minor is indicated for cases of deafness where individuals experience a sensation as if there were a band over the right ear.
This remedy is also effective in treating symptoms of rumbling, gurgling, and detonation in the ears.
It can address these symptoms along with boring sensations in the parotid glands, often occurring as a side effect of chronic nasal blockage due to nasal polyps.
Lemna minor is indicated in cases where the face is pallid, dullish, and sickly looks changed to a healthy complexion.
There are blue circles around the eyes.
The face has a dull look as the person is tired due to recurrent nose blocks and polyps.
Lemna minor is indicated for conditions of the mouth where there is a severe fetor smell from the mouth as an effect of frequent nose block ad also from post-nasal drip.
The patient cannot bear anything hot in the mouth, and the tongue feels sore as if full of blisters.
It is a great remedy for dryness of the mouth without thirst and copious accumulation of foul-smelling saliva in the mouth.
Lemna minor is indicated in cases of throat conditions where symptoms of pharyngitis are present.
This may manifest as a pain in the throat, as if caused by a plug or internal swelling, particularly during swallowing and at other times.
This remedy is effective for catarrhal pharyngitis. With a course of Lemna minor taken over two weeks, improvements in nasal blockage and overall well-being have been observed.
In cases where there is an intense sensation of dryness in the pharynx and larynx, often occurring in atrophic rhinitis, Lemna minor can provide relief.
Additionally, this remedy is used for the sensation of dropping foul secretion from the posterior nares (back of the nasal passage).
Lemna minor is effective in treating chest-related conditions.
For cough originating in the chest, it is indicated when there’s a sensation of obstructed respiration, as if there were a blockage in the chest.
This remedy is beneficial for asthma cases. Patients may experience short and difficult respiration, accompanied by chest pressure and a burning sensation.
In cases of inflammation of the pleura, especially when there’s a catarrhal condition of the chest aggravated by breathing and coughing, Lemna minor can be used.
These symptoms often disrupt sleep at night and make lying on the side uncomfortable.
Respiratory and chest complaints tend to worsen in wet and rainy weather.
Lemna minor is indicated for heart conditions where there is palpitation of the heart with pulsation throughout the body.
Lemna minor is used to treat stomach symptoms, there is acidity with a taste bitter or a sickly rancid taste in the mouth.
It is also indicated for gastric complaints that occur mostly in rainy weather.
Lemna minor is indicated for a distended abdomen accompanied by chronic acidity, indigestion, belching, and various other digestive disorders.
This remedy is particularly useful when there are twisting pains in the bowels followed by diarrhoea.
In cases of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), where there are borborygmi (rumbling sounds) and disturbances in the bowels, Lemna minor can be used as a treatment option.
Lemna minor is also indicated for diarrhoea with pains across the bowels that resemble flatus, especially if the symptoms worsen after eating.
This remedy is especially suitable when there are accompanying dental issues with a very putrid odour.
For cases of diarrhea where the bowels are freely evacuated and there is a sensation of heat in the anus, Lemna minor can be considered as a therapeutic option. The stool in such cases is often watery, malodorous, and putrid.
Additionally, this remedy is well-suited for individuals who experience a strong tendency towards morning diarrhoea.
Those with abdominal issues characterized by a sensation of tightness in the stomach due to gas accumulation, along with bloating, may find relief through the use of Lemna minor.
Lemna minor is indicated for its positive effects on the male genital system.
It is particularly useful in cases of inflammation in the testes, accompanied by catarrhal and gleet discharge, especially following a history of gonorrhoea.
This remedy is also suitable for individuals experiencing decreased sexual desire.
Those who encounter tensive and painful erections, along with a lack of desire for sexual activity, can benefit from Lemna minor.
Furthermore, Lemna minor can address conditions where the patient is significantly bothered by symptoms of nasal blockage, asthma, and rhinitis, alongside the aforementioned genital symptoms.
Lemna minor has got wonderful action on the female genitals, it is indicated for female disorders where who have menses too late; it comes in fits and starts.
The intermittent flow of menses due to transient and localized congestion of the womb alternates with a chronic anaemic state causing the catarrhal condition of the uterus, flow is exhausting and last for many days.
This remedy, Lemna minor, is indicated for addressing weariness and heaviness experienced across all limbs, with a tendency for these sensations to worsen towards the evening, ultimately compelling the individual to lie down.
In cases where individuals suffer from coldness in their limbs, along with painful sensations akin to drawings within the limbs, as though originating from the bone marrow, and an inclination to stretch the limbs, Lemna minor is used to provide relief, especially when these symptoms are alleviated through rest.
Lemna minor is used to treat the painful sensations that affect the elbow and knee joints, primarily occurring during damp and rainy weather.
It is indicated to treat pain in the back, and pains in the back, mostly in wet, rainy weather.
There is a burning-tingling stinging sensation between the scapulae, and there are stitches in rapid succession on the right side of the back as if the back is locked and unable to move.
This remedy, Lemna minor, is indicated for the treatment of fever, particularly when the chill is the prominent symptom.
This can often occur as a result of conditions like allergic rhinitis and pharyngitis.
Lemna minor is a remedy, best suited when the skin is dry, like parchment, the skin becomes dull, and full loss of lustre.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor improves the condition of the disease.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Lemna minor is worse, in cold and cold drinks, and wet, rainy weather.
All the complaints get aggravated by the wet weather.
The condition of Lemna was minor aggravated towards evening, and on waking up.
Gastric complaints are aggravated by food, especially after eating.
The conditions of the Lemna minor are better by rest and lying down.
Joint symptoms are better by rest and lying down.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Lemna minor are Colchicum; Nux vomica.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Lemna minor are Dulcamara in cases of damp surroundings and foggy weather.
In nasal catarrh it is similar to Teucrium ,calcarea carbonica ,allium cepa .
Remedies similar to Lemna minor in case of the Nasal polypus is Thuja occidentalis.
In ozaena remedies similar to Lemna minor are Aurum, and Kali-bichromicum.
Anacardium is similar to Lemna Minor in cases of bad smell in the nose.
Remedies that follow well after Lemna minor are Calcarea Carbonica, Mercurius solubilis, and Psorinum.
The bad effects of Lemna minor are antidoted by Camphor.
Lemna Minor Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
It is of great value in the treatment of nasal polyps.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Lemna minor match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7 days or every 15 days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Lemna minor and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potencies. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Lemna minor is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis, and nasal polyps.
Mother Tincture of lemna minor is used for the treatment of asthma.
Mother tincture should only be given when all the symptoms of Lemna minor are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Lemna minor works well to treat conditions like pharyngitis and right-side earaches, it has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from such conditions.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
● Nasal polypus
● Hay asthma
● Hay fever
● Intermittent fevers
● Throat, sore
● Foul smell from mouth
● atrophic rhinitis
● allergic rhinitis
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Lemna minor are seen mostly vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Coffee, Camphor.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original condition