lily of the valley

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A perennial herb that contains asparagine, cardioactive glycosides—e.g., convalloside, gluconvalloside—flavonoids, and saponins; like foxglove, it was once used as a cardiotonic, diuretic and vasodilator
Toxicity Arrhythmias, confusion, hypertension, possibly death due to circulatory collapse; it is poisonous per the FDA

lily of the valley,

n Latin name:
Convallaria majalis; parts used: flowers, leaves, roots; uses: anticonvulsant, cardiotonic, heart conditions, topically to treat burns; precautions: pregnancy and lactation, infants and children, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, labeled unsafe by FDA. Also called
Jacob's ladder, ladder-to-heaven, lily constancy, lily convalle, male lily, May lily, muguet, or
our-lady's-tears.