Lily flower is a trumpet shaped flower that can be found in various colours such as pink, yellow, red and orange and some varieties of lilies are even known to have a deeper colour on their inner petals.
The flowers, bulbs, and roots of the lily are used internally as well as externally for therapeutic purposes to treat a wide variety of diseases and disorders. Lily bulbs have proteins and starch and also small quantities of iron, calcium, phosphorous, and vitamins B1, B2 and vitamin C.
The health benefits of the lily for the heart are well known on account of the presence of the active cardiac glycosides as well as the flavonoids which tend to stimulate the arteries and cause them to dilate.
The fresh or dried bulbs of the lily flower are also known to be very effective in treating ulcers and inflammations on account of their astringent and soothing properties. In fact the lily flower is also applied on hard tumours as it is known to soften them immediately.
It can also be used to make tea; tea prepared from lily flowers is an effective blood cleanser and purifier. You can also mix it with peony roots, white shamrock, and white sulphuring to treat leucorrhoea.
For treating oral thrush, the plant is boiled in sweet milk and used as an oral rinse. White lily contains strong antibacterial properties that make it a good cure for treating wounds.
It is a good cure for eye diseases such as conjunctivitis, and sensitive eyes and is therefore used in a number of eye drops and other applications.
It is also used to stimulate hair growth on the eyebrows. It can soothe a dry throat, relieve cough and aid with heart palpitations. Other health uses for the lily bulb include treating insomnia, restlessness and irritability.