Pistia stratiotes – Famine Foods

Pistia stratiotes


Herb[sic] is recorded as eaten at other times. China: young leaves eaten cooked. Ethnomedical use – (Philippines): used to treat gonorrhea.

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Sanskrit: Kumbhika
Plant has a high potash content, and contains stinging crystals. Occurs in great abundance on the surface of stagnant water and slowly-moving streams. Chemical composition: see BOND.

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