Lancelot lily – Lancelot lily

lancifolium, synonym — L. tigrinum); tiger lily, beautiful lily, locust; Lily family (Liliaceae); lanceolate lily


Native to the Far East and the Japanese islands, this type of lily is widely grown in culture. The plant is bred in the open field on homesteads, grown in rooms. It is a perennial bulbous plant. The bulb of the lanceolate lily is white, conical. The stem is erect, unbranched, up to 2 m tall. The leaves are entire, elliptic-lanceolate. The flowers are regular, bisexual, large (up to 10 cm in diameter), orange with black spots, in pyramidal inflorescences, blooming in July-August. The fruit is a box. In its homeland, the lanceolate lily grows in moist forest glades and near water bodies.

For medicinal purposes, the plant is used only in folk medicine and homeopathy. The aerial part contains saponins, and the bulbs contain alkaloids.

Folk healers noticed the medicinal properties of this plant a long time ago. Lily is known as a pain reliever, hemostatic, diuretic and wound healing agent. A decoction of bulbs is taken internally, which tones, stops blood, regulates menstruation, and also has an expectorant effect. To accelerate the ripening of boils, lily bulbs boiled in milk are applied to the sore spot. In homeopathy, products from the fresh flowers of the plant are used as a uterine remedy.

In the Far East, the local population uses lily bulbs as food. They are cleaned and eaten raw, boiled in milk, and dried and ground into flour, which is used to prepare various nutritious dishes. There are especially many nutrients in bulbs in the fall.

Broth of bulbs. 15 g of raw material per 200 ml of boiling water. Boil for 3-5 minutes, filter. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

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