February 6, 2016


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How does Lily-of-the-valley work?

Lily-of-the-valley contains substances that have activity on the heart muscle. It can affect contractions, heart rate, and excitability.

Are there safety concerns?

Lily-of-the-valley seems safe for most people when used under proper medical supervision. It is unsafe when used for self-medication. Accidental ingestion of lily-of-the-valley requires prompt medical attention. It can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, abnormal heart rhythm, headache, decreased consciousness and responsiveness, and visual color disturbances.

Do not use lily-of-the-valley if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have heart disease, without proper medical supervision.
  • You have a deficiency in potassium.

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