Lily of the Valley (L.O.V)
Addresses the heart and central nervous system.
– Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
How does Lily of the Valley helps the heart and nervous system
Lily of the Valley is a cardiac stimulant and mild gastric tonic. It increases the force of the heart, regularises the beat for distension of the ventricles, restores irritable heart, increases size and strength of the pulse; slows down a rapid pulse; restores regular deep breathing. It is a diuretic which eliminates fluid retained in the tissues (oedema), but does not deplete potassium. It is traditionally used for congestive heart failure, left ventricular failure, mitral insufficiency, endocarditis, cardiac dropsy with swollen ankles, cardiac asthma, and renal hypertension. It is also a source of potassium phosphate which feeds the nerves.
Directions: Pour 1 cup of boiling water to 1/8 tsp of powder, let cool and drink.
Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (1995), Thomas Bartram