The white lily or Madonna lily is a bulbous herb from the eastern Mediterranean and Persia. It can also be called lily of Saint Anthony, lily of the Virgin or rose of Juno. From the Liliaceae family, this plant features majestic white flowers with a nice hint of yellow pollen. It can be the subject of interior or exterior ornaments in the garden. This type of lily houses effective components like scillin, tannins, saponins, flavonoids, mucilage and sterinoplasts. It is best known for its dermal and antiseptic properties. This is why it has been widely used for years in cosmetics.
All that the white lily can bring in practice
Therapeutically, it easily heals frostbite, wounds, superficial wounds, boils, bruises, burns, rosacea and cuts. The White Lily treats abscesses, eczema, lumbago, anthrax, paronychia, conjunctivitis, dislocations and chapping. It is also effective in the treatment of diseases:
- Kidneys (gout, dropsy or rheumatism),
- From the genitals such as amenorrhea,
- Lung (inflammatory diseases of the chest or expectorant),
- Nervous system (epilepsy, congestions or convulsions),
- Dental (ulcer).
Plant full of benefits widely used in herbal medicine
the white lily can be used in the form of poultices, ointments or extracts externally. This is to reduce wounds, tumours, skin or rheumatic inflammations. Its precious lotion softens the entire skin, eliminates spots, treats skin imperfections and pleasantly lightens the complexion. You can also combine its petals with honey to rejuvenate the tissues and remove wrinkles. I’white lily essential oil is perfect for performing relaxing massages.
Usage, Dosage and All It Offers?
White lily macerated in olive oil is very good for the skin (toning and draining). To take advantage of these benefits, take 1000 ml of water and 2000 ml of olive oil. And to make white lily water, use 1 liter of water and 120 g of bulb, reduce by two thirds. Direct application (morning and evening) on the affected parts.
It can also be used in aromatherapy, perfumery and cooking. Indeed, you can eat the bulbs once cooked. They are full of nutritious components.
Special warnings of this strong-smelling plant
Generally, medicinal plants do not cause side effects. On the other hand, it is always in your interest not to exceed the proportions prescribed beforehand by your doctor. In a confined space, its scent can cause nausea, syncope, dizziness, nervous disorders and headaches. So, it is better not to put it in the bedroom. When picking, be careful because its flower can possibly stain your clothes.