Dockweed, from the family album

“You were taken to the hospital with a minor problem. It was filthy. They infected you with Staphylococcus.They tried all kind of antibiotics on you. Your little hands were covered in needle pricks. Nothing worked. They were ready to write you off. My father took you the central hospital and begged to see the head doctor there. He was one of the¬†intelligentsia, kindly man. Quietly, he told me to go home and try extract of dockweed on you and told not to tell anyone about it. We took you home. My mom did the extract and wet your lips with it for a few days and you recovered. It was a miracle. Noone in the old hospital believed you survived.