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What other names is Lily-of-the-valley known by?

Clochette des Bois, Constancy, Convallaria, Convallaria Herba, Convallaria majalis, Convall-Lily, Gazon de Parnasse, Jacob's Ladder, Ladder-To-Heaven, Lily, Lirio de los Valles, Lis des Vallées, Lys des Vallées, May Bells, May Lily, Muguet, Muguet de Mai, Muguet des Bois, Our Lady's Tears.

What is Lily-of-the-valley?

Lily-of-the-valley is a plant. The root, underground stem (rhizome), and dried flower tips are used to make medicine.

Lily-of-the-valley is used for heart problems including heart failure and irregular heartbeat. It is also used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones, weak contractions in labor, epilepsy, fluid retention (edema), strokes and resulting paralysis, eye infections (conjunctivitis), and leprosy.

Store lily-of-the-valley in well-sealed containers and protect from light.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Heart failure and other heart problems.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Kidney stones.
  • Weak contractions in labor.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Strokes.
  • Paralysis.
  • Infection of eye (conjunctivitis).
  • Leprosy.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lily-of-the-valley 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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