Whoever thought that the lily flower was only used to decorate the environments, was wrong. It also has beneficial health properties when consumed in the form of tea. However, it is good that the patient always consult the doctor to know the indications and restrictions.

Popularly known as lily, amaryllis and empress flower, scientifically, the plant is called Lilium candidum.

In the Roman Empire, the plant was considered a representation of “sadness and anguish” due to the lack of a loved one. The term “liquid” originated in the Tupi language, which means “simple and white”.

The lily has showy white flowers with large petals and a yellowish-red color at the base. It is generally used with great emphasis on the decoration of environments and the composition of gardens. Its growth is best in medium temperatures and its flower stem can measure up to two meters in height.

Benefits of Lilies

Among the main benefits of lily in the human body, emphasis is placed on its diuretic and emollient effects. Furthermore, the oil extracted from the bulbs is widely used in the manufacture of medicines that combat rheumatic and arthritic pain.

Lilies can also be used to treat cases of contusion, earache, burns, skin patches, spasms and ulcers. It is also a very effective external medicine. After preserving the petals in brandy, it can be used due to its antiseptic and healing properties.

It is also used in the cosmetics industry for the bioactivating force present in its bulb extracts, when applied for skin regeneration.

Lilies tea

To prepare the lily tea, just bring 200 ml of water to a boil. After reaching the boiling point mix with the petals or flower bulb. Wait about 10 minutes for it to cool, remove petals or bulb and consume. The effects are antiseptic and healing.