The Lily of the Valley is a popular garden plant, grown for the deliciously scented flowers. There are different forms of Lilies of the Valley including plants with white colored flowers, pink colored flowers and double flowers. The Lily of the Valley plant requires little care. It quickly spreads over a wide area of a garden and forms a dense bed or ground cover. Lilies of the Valley flowers make good cut flowers. They are traditionally used in bridal bouquets.
Lilies of the Valley flowers are often used in the perfumery and soap industry. The essential oil of the Lily of the Valley flowers is highly used in aromatherapy. It is believed to alleviate depression and bestow a sense of security and happiness.
Lilies of the Valley flowers have been used in medicine for centures. They are used in heart medicine to slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure. The Lily of the Valley herb is useful in epilepsy, dizziness, strokes and covulsions of all kinds. The herb is used for weak contractions during labor. The Lily of the Valley flower can strengthen the brains and make the thoughts clearer. An ointment made from the roots of this plant is used in the treatment of burns and to prevent scar tissue.
In overdose, Lilies of the Valley can be poisonous; pets and children can beharmed by eating the Lily of the Valley.
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