Lily, Tiger

Medical Herbs Catalogue


Lily, Tiger

otanical: Lilium tigrinum
Family: N.O. Liliaceae Parts Used: Leaves, stalks, flowers, collected when the plant is in full maturity.
Habitat: China and Japan.

Description: The plant flowers in July and August; the bloom is orange colour and spotted. The upper leaves cordate and oval. It does not ripen seed in this country, but is propagated from the bulbils produced in the axils of the leaves which should yield flowering bulbs in three years from the time of planting.

Medicinal Action and Uses: A tincture is made from the fresh plant and has proved of great value in uterine-neuralgia, congestion and irritation, also in the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

It relieves the bearing down pain accompanying uterine prolapse.

It is an important remedy in ovarian neuralgia. Poisoning by the pollen of the plant has produced vomiting, drowsiness and purging.

Dosage: 1/8 to 5 drops of the tincture.