White Lily

Botanical Name:Lilium polyphyllum
Family: Liliaceae

Subfamily: Lilioideae

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Liliales
Genus: Lilium
Species: Lilium polyphyllum
English Name:White Lily
Sanskrit Name:Kshirakakoli
Habitat:Endemic to Himalaya-regions of Nothern India (Himal Pradesh), Nepal, Afghanistan; 1800-3700 m.

Description: The plant is a narrow bulbous herb with few narrow subequal fleshy scales.

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BULB: long and narrow, white, forming long roots; it is said to grow up to 60 cm deep in the soil.
BESCHREIBUNG
Zwiebel: lang und schmal, weiss, lange Wurzeln bildend; soll bis zu 60 cm tief im Boden sitzen.

STEM: 60-120 (240) cm, stiff.

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Stängel: 60-120 (240) cm, steif.

LEAVES: small, lanceolate, scattered.
Blätter: klein, lanzettlich, verteilt.
FLOWERS: 1-10 (40), pendant, fragrant, large, waxy, bell shaped with the lower half of the tepals strongly recurved; tepals white or pink with many dark pink or purple spots and stripes; anthers and pollen yellow to orange. Seeds delayed hypogeal germination.

Medicinal and Ayurvedic Uses:It has soothing, astrigent and anti-inflamatory properities.The bulb is swweet,bitter,refrigrant,galactagogue, expectorent, aphrodisiac, diuretic, antipyretic and tonic. They are useful angalatia,cough,bronchitis,vitiated conditions of pitta, seminal weakness, strangury, burning sensation, hyperdipsia, intermittent fevers,hematemesis, rheumataglia and general disability.

It is used in increasing the quantity of semen, condensed semen, increasing lactations in feeding mothers, creates sexual excitement both in male and female, increases vitality, vigour.

Used in Revitilizing Night Cream, Chavanaprasha

Disclaimer:The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
http://www.himalayahealthcare.com/aboutayurveda/cahl.htm#lilium
http://www.the-genus-lilium.com/polyphyllum.htm
http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Lilium_polyphyllum

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