Useful and therapeutic properties of lily of the valley

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial herbaceous plant about 20 cm tall.Rhizome white, branched, long, with tufts of fine roots.Stem shortened.Leaves radical broadly, smooth, their number is 1-3.Flower arrow coming out of the underground rhizomes and carries a one-sided brush blooming.The flowers are white, fragrant, drooping.Fruit - berry red trehsemyannaya.Blossoms in May and early June, in floodplain areas - 3-4 weeks later.

The whole plant is poisonous!

With the purpose of treatment using flowers, leaves and grass, collected at the beginning of flowering, cut at 4-5 cm from the ground.Dried flowers and leaves in the shade, always with good ventilation to prevent browning of the leaves is best to dry separately in a dryer at a temperature of 50-60 degrees to 30-35 degrees, or flowers to the leaves or in well-ventilated attics.

finished raw materials: flowers yellowish-white leaves - green, no impurities.Store raw materials in glass or porcelain jars with lids.Shelf life 1 year.

active principle of the May lily of the valley

are cardiac glycosides - konvallotoksin and konval-lyazid;in addition, the lily of the valley containing ether

tion oil, organic acids, asparagine, an alkaloid mayal in, starch and others. glucosides lily of the valley are unstable, break down quickly and are not cumulated in the body.

Cardiac glycosides lily of the valley have a normalizing effect on the function of the neuromuscular system and cardiac hemodynamics and have obsches-dative effect.Lily of the valley herbal medicines used in the neuroses and heart failure.Prescribers lily of the valley is most often combined with other cardiac or sedatives.According to clinical observations, the effect is most effective in combination with lily of the valley flowers root of valerian, hawthorn in the neuroses of the heart and other cardiac diseases.

In folk medicine, drugs of the May lily of the valley are used for diseases of the heart, nervous diseases, diseases of the throat, epilepsy, edema, dropsy, from headaches, to strengthen the nervous system, as a diuretic, increasing urine output (urination), and Graves' disease, nervous shock,insomnia, fever, and certain eye diseases.

How comforting for various nervous conditions, shock, insomnia drugs often are used in conjunction with motherwort (latter half), valerian and hawthorn (tie).


Tincture 15% -I: 15 drops 2-3 times a day, the highest single dose for adults - 20-23 drops daily - 45 to 60 drops.

Broth: 15 g per 200 ml;for 2 h. spoon 3 times a day.

infusion: 4 g per 200 ml of boiling water;take 1 tbsp.2 spoon every hour.

root powder is used for fever, a tincture of the root - for epilepsy, broth - in diseases of the throat.

especially appreciated the young leaves collected before flowering, and flowers.