Lily Of The Valley

Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis

Botanical Name:
Convallaria majalis

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Family:

Asparagaceae

Appearance:

A perennial herbaceous plant that forms its flora only in the third year of vegetation.

The leaves are oval, full-length, arched, long petiole.

The flowers are grouped 3-5 at the top of the stem and are white, almost spherical.

Origins:

Europe

Active constituents:

  • Cardiotonic heterosides, saponosides and small amounts of essential oil

Healing properties:

It has diuretic properties but it's also a good cardiotonic.

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