Lily of the Valley, Wild Crafted
Also known as Ladder-to-heaven, Lily Convalle, May Lily, and Our-Lady's-tears
History: Lily of the Valley is widely known for its great beauty. With large green leaves and small, delicate flowers, these plants are a beauty to behold. Lily of the Valley is a perennial, growing up to 9 inches tall. Its flowers are white and it grows small red berries. However, some believe that the real beauty of the Lily of the Valley may lie in its therapeutic qualities. Lily of the Valley is originally native to Europe, where is was such a prized remedy that it was kept in containers made of gold or silver. Today Lily of the Valley can be found growing wild in North America and Asia.
Warning: Not for use except under the supervision of an expert qualified in the appropriate use of this substance.
Uses: Cardiac tonic, valvular heart disease, urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones, weak contractions in labor, epilepsy, fluid retention, strokes, eye infections (conjunctivitis), and leprosy.
Active Ingredients: Convallamarin, Convallarin, volatile oil, tannin,
Actions: Cardio-active, diuretic
Complementary herbs: Motherwort, Hawthorn