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Lily of the Valley Herbal Formula

lily of the valley

Decoction of Lily of the Valley Root

2 ozs. Lily of the Valley Root (cut)
1 quart distilled water

1. Put the root into the water and let stand for 6 hours.
2. Boil slowly for 1 hour, while closely covered.
3. Strain, and add 2 ounces pure glycerine.
4. Cool, bottle and keep in a cool place.

1 dessertspoonful to a tablespoonful 3 times a day. If it is desired to keep this preparation for any length of time, add 6 ozs. 90 proof alcohol or good brandy to each pint.

Lily of the Valley Combo

Equal parts – Lily of the Valley, Passion flower.

Powder 500mg (two 00 capsules or one-third teaspoon).
Tinctures: 2 teaspoons. Thrice daily in water.

Lily of the Valley Tinctures/Teas

Tincture Aconite, BPC 1949. Dose: 0.12 to 0.3ml (2 to 5 drops).

Tincture Lily of the Valley BHP (1983). 1:5 in 40 per cent alcohol; Dose: 0.5-1ml, thrice daily.

Tea: 1 teaspoon shredded leaves to each cup water gently simmered for 10 minutes. Dose: One-third of a cup.


Myocardial Infarction, palpitations, Congestive heart failure, endocarditis, cardiac dropsy with swollen ankles, cardiac asthma, renal hypertension

Contra-indicated in high blood pressure.


Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine. Thomas Bartram
Dr. Edward Shook’s Famous Course in Herbalogy

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