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White Lily

What other names is White Lily known by?

Baurenlilien, Farmer's Lily, Lilium candidum, Lirio, Lis Blanc, Lis Candide, Lis de la Madone, Lis de Saint Antoine, Lis de Saint-Jean, Madonna Lily, Meadow Lily, Rose de Junon, White Pond Lily.

What is White Lily?

White lily is an herb. The root and bulb are used to make medicine.

People take white lily for pain, swelling, water retention (edema), bleeding, and cough.

Women take white lily for reproductive system disorders.

White lily is sometimes applied directly to the skin for skin ulcers, redness and swelling (inflammation), boils, burns, and injuries.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Problems with the female reproductive system.
  • Bleeding.
  • Cough.
  • Skin ulcers, when applied to the skin.
  • Burns, when applied to the skin.
  • Boils, when applied to the skin.
  • Redness and swelling of the skin, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of white lily for these uses.

How does White Lily work?

There isn't enough information available to know how white lily works.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if white lily is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of white lily during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for White Lily.

The appropriate dose of white lily depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for white lily. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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Reviewed on 9/17/2019

Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.


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