Dried White Lily (Nyphaea alba)
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Dried White Lily (Nyphaea alba) for herbal/medicinal use.
White Lily, Nymphaea alba has herbal applications, the rhizome and the flowers are used in herbal preparations as an astringent, as an antiseptic, an irritable bowel relief and as an anaphrodisiac. Not legally restricted, it is considered to have originated in Scotland. White Lily Nymphaea alba was successfully used as an anesthetic in WWI when the more traditional opiate anesthetic wasn't available. It is closely related to Nymphaea Caerulea (Blue Lily) , which was worshipped by ancient Egyptians as a visionary plant and was a symbol for the origins of life. White Lily has extremely similar alkaloid content as Blue Lily.