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Common Name: Tiger Lily | Scientific Name: Lilium Tigrinum

Family Name: Liliaceae


The tiger lily made its way to America with the Chinese slave labor brought to build the railroads. And, they did not bring it as something decorative to brighten up the slave quarters. It was brought as a cure all and planted to help them survive the ardour of slavery. Mostly used in Asia, tiger lily is worth research as it has a long history of keeping people well and strong.


Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

1905: Petersen
Syn – Tiger Lily

P. E. – Flowers and leaves

N. O. – Liliaceae

N. H. – China , cultivated in United States and Europe

Properties: Tonic , astringent, demulcent

Indications: In congestion or engorgement of the reproductive organs of the females. Has a direct influence on the ovaries, uterus and vagina and subdues chronic inflammation of these parts.

Use:We think of it in chronic inflammation of the reproductive organs of the females, neuralgic pains in the uterus, ovaries or mammae, sometimes extending down inside the thighs. Uterine displacement or prolapsus from debilitated conditions of the patient. Amenorrhoea with pain or burning in ovaries, distressing sensation about the heart, a sense of weight in the lower abdomen. Some forms of dysmenorrhoea. In leucorrhoea with acrid discharge, cancer or ulcers of the uterus it is of value locally.

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