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Tiger lily

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Botanical Name : Lilium tigrinum
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
Species: lancifolium
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Liliales

Synonyms:Lilium lancifolium

Common Names:Tiger lily

Habitat :Tiger lily is  native to northern and eastern Asia, including Japan.

Description:
Like other true lilies, the flowers are borne on an erect stem 80–200 centimetres (31–79 in) tall, clothed with the more or less linear leaves 6–10 centimetres (2.4–3.9 in) long and 1–2 centimetres (0.39–0.79 in) broad. It is one of a very small number of species that produce aerial bulblets, known as bulbils, in the leaf axils along the stem. These can be used to propagate the plant. Flowers on the plant last for a short period of time before they wither and are replaced by newer flowers.

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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.

Edible Uses:
It is cultivated in Asia for its edible bulbs.

Medicinal 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.

In Homeopathic medication Tiger lily has  various uses.

Other Uses:Tiger lily  is also grown as an ornamental plant for its bold flowers, and has become naturalised in parts of North America. The cultivar ‘Splendens’ has gained the Royal Horticultural Society‘s Award of Garden Merit.

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

Resources:
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/l/liltig25.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilium_tigrinum

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White Lily

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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.

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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