July 30, 2016

American White Pond Lily

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What other names is American White Water Lily known by?

Cow Cabbage, Lis d'Eau, Nénuphar Blanc, Nymphaea maximilianii, Nymphaea odorata, Nymphaea rosea, Nymphée Odorante, Pond Lily, Water Cabbage, Water Lily, Water Nymph.

What is American White Water Lily?

American white water lily is a plant. The bulb and root are used to make medicine.

People take American white water lily to treat ongoing (chronic) diarrhea.

American white water lily is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for vaginal conditions, diseases of the throat and mouth, and as a warm compress (poultice) for burns and boils.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Chronic diarrhea.
  • Vaginal conditions, when applied directly.
  • Diseases of the throat and mouth, when applied directly.
  • Burns and boils, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American white water lily for these uses.

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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