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Lily of the Valley  Convallaria majalis

Family:  Liliaceae

---Synonyms---Lily of the Valley, May lily, may bells, convallaria, conval lily

--Parts Used---entire plant

---Medicinal Actions and Uses---

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. NOT RECOMMENDED

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