Latin name: Bulbus lilli
Chinese name: bai he
Other name: lily
What is a Lily Bulb?
Originally from Asia, lilies are now grown all over the world in many different species and varieties. Lilies are grown as ornamental plants, food, and for medicinal purposes. The bulbs, which are used for planting new plants, have been used medicinally for centuries. Lily bulbs contain high levels of vitamins and minerals.
What are the health benefits of Lily Bulbs?
The medicinal use of lily bulbs is associated with the lung and heart meridians in traditional Chinese medicine. They are used to relieve coughs, dry throats, and other respiratory conditions. Lily bulbs are also used to treat heart palpitations, low fever, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and insomnia. In addition, they are used as a sedative, and are applied for clearing heat, calming the spirit, treating restlessness and irritability, and inducing relaxation and peaceful sleep.
Where can I find Lily Bulb?
Lily bulbs can be found online, in herbal specialty shops, in Asian markets, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.
You can find this herb combined with other herbs in the Traditions of Tao formulas:
Allergy Tamer, which provides temporary relief from nasal congestion, sneezing, itchiness, and watery eyes.
Autumn Tea, which strengthens the lungs, soothes bronchials, and softens coughs.
Emotional Tranquility Tea, which settles the mind and soothes the emotions.
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