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About Lemna minor

Vitiligo treatment, vitiligo, leukoderma, psoriasis, skin, vitilemSmall Lemna / Lemnaminor

Family Lemnaceae

Lemna, from the Greek, lemna, "water-plant, star-grass, Callitriche verna"
minor, from the Latin, "lesser"
Common Name, from its size relative to that of the other common North American duckweed, Greater Duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza)

Kingdom Plantae, the Plants
Division Magnoliophyta, the Angiosperms (flowering plants)
Class Liliopsida, the Monocotyledons
Subclass Arecidae, the Arum
Order Arales, the Arum
Family Lemnaceae, the Duckweeds As a result of their adaptation to aquatic habitats, they are among the smallest and simplest of the flowering plants, floating monocotyledons, only 1-15mm in size.
Genus Lemna, 13 species worldwide

Widespread throughout temperate regions of the northern and southern hemispheres, including North America, Eurasia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Habitat: Freshwater ponds, marshes, lakes, and quiet streams.
Spreads rapidly across quiet bodies of water rich in nutrients, growing best in water with high levels of nitrogen and phosphate. Iron is often limiting. Can tolerate a wide pH range, but survives best between 4.5 and 7.5.

Optimal conditions for growth are quiet streams and ponds

Time of bloom is May, September. Bloom is very rare.

Occurs almost everywhere except the Arctic.

Lemna growing in ponds.  Composition:  Contains protein, iodine, bromine, calcium, silicon, iron.

Lemna at dry state contains about 35% protein; content of carbohydrates varies between 14% - 43% and 10% - 15% of fat. The rest is dietary fiber. Protein of Lemna is notable for high consumer s property. With the exception of methionine, cysteine and tryptophan the protein of Lemna contains all necessary amino acids in quantity, which corresponds to norms of World Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). As far as content of necessary amino acids is concern Lemna excels such cereals as corn and rice and Lemna enriches with lizine, arginine, aspartatic and glutaminic acids. Lemna is rich in vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, C, especially in vitamin E (about 0,5 mg/g weight at dry state) and PP (B5) (about 0,8 mg/g weight at dry state). Besides this Lemna contains anthocyanins, flavonoids, copper salt, bromine salt, iron salt, calcium salt and cilicon salt.


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