|Name: Lily of the Valley
Name: Convallaria majalis
Names: Lily of the Valley, May lily, may bells, convallaria, conval lily
Used: entire plant
Diuretic, cardiac, tonic, laxative, mucilaginous.
Traditionally described as very quieting to the heart and good for the heart generally. Useful in epilepsy, dizziness, and convulsions of all kinds. Good for palsy and apoplexy. Strengthens the brain and makes the thoughts clearer. Useful for dropsy. Large doses may cause nausea vomiting and diarrhea.
NOT RECOMMENDED - TOXIC
CAUTION: THIS HERB MAY BE TOXIC OR POISONOUS. IT HAS AN ACTION ON THE HEART SIMILAR TO DIOGITALIS AND SHOULD NOT BE USED WITHOUT PROPER SUPERVISION.
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