Feb 12, 2014
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Family ► Liliaceae.

Habitat ► Native to China and Japan; cultivated in Indian gardens.

English ► Tiger Lily, Crumple Lily.

Action ► Bulbs—used as a cardiac tonic. Flowers—used for ovarian neuralgia, also recommended in myoptic astigmia.

The bulbs of Lilium martagon Linn., Turk’s Cap Lily, also possesses cardio- tonic properties and are used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea; externally for ulcers.

Folk ► Findora. Badai (Lushai).

Action ► Dried bulb scales— demulcent; used like salep in pectoral complaints.

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